The Crown season 5 has yet to cast an actor who could play Prince Andrew in the upcoming production and the casting team has reportedly resorted to advertising the role in a job website for out-of-work actors since there no established stars have been snapping up offers.

The job ad has sparked rumors that The Crown season 5 is having a hard time filling the role. According to an insider in casting, Prince Andrew is not a popular royal family member and the role isn't appealing enough to some wannabe but an out-of-job actor. Thus, this will not likely set off someone's Hollywood career but it could be the role for someone who might be a "scene-stealer character actor."

Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son, is currently linked to his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Because of this controversy, the Duke of York decided to step back as a working royal in late 2019 after a woman came forward to accuse him of taking advantage of a minor and has been rarely seen in public since.

However, the producers of the Netflix show denied that they are struggling to find their Andrew. They said that it's normal practice in the industry to post a job ad on the acting website, Spotlight.

The Crown season 5 is set to begin filming in London in July 2021 and will chart one of the most turbulent decades of Queen Elizabeth's reign. It will take place from 1991 to 1997, which was marked by the divorces of all her married children as well as the controversial love story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The role of the Duke of York won't take center stage but the character will likely have his moments. In 1996, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced after years of turbulent union, which involved a photo scandal.

In The Crown season 4, Tom Byrne, a 26-year-old new actor, was cast as the Duke of York and said that he didn't read up on the current issues in Andrew's life since he was playing a younger version of him.

Meanwhile, the show will also have new actors for the role of Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton), Princess Margaret (Lesley Manville), Prince Philip (Jonathan Pryce), Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). The producers have said from the start that the series will be replacing the main cast every two seasons since their show progresses over decades of timelines.

Netflix has not yet announced when season 5 will be drop on the platform. The new season of The Crown is believed to be filmed back-to-back with the sixth and final season.