Netflix Renews “The Crown” for Fifth and Final Season – Imelda Staunton to Play The Queen

One of Netflix’s more popular series “The Crown” is coming to an early end after season 5. The final season will star Imelda Staunton (“A Confession”, “Psychoville”) as The Queen and is quoted as saying that she is “genuinely honoured to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion”. Peter Morgan, creator of the show, originally planned six seasons but says: “Now that we have begun work on the stories for S5 it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop”. The popular Original series follows the story of the British Royal Family over the years.

Season 3 of the show premiered at the end of 2019 and brought in a new cast (see below). The current season 3 cast will return for season 4 which currently has no release date but is expected at the end of 2020.

  • Queen Elizabeth II – Olivia Colman (replacing Claire Foy)
  • Prince Philip – Tobias Menzies (replacing Matt Smith)
  • Queen Mother – Marion Bailey (replacing Victoria Hamilton)
  • Princess Margaret – Helena Bonham Carter (replacing Vaness Kirby)
  • Prime Minister Harold Wilson – Jason Watkins (new character)
  • Princess Anne – Erin Doherty (Lyla Barrett-Rye)
  • Prince Charles – Josh O’Connor (replacing Julian Baring)
  • Camilla Parker Bowles – Emerald Fennell (new character)

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