“The Crown” Creator Announces Show Will Run for Six Seasons (Again)

We have previously announced that one of Netflix’s more popular series “The Crown” was coming to an early end after season 5 even though the original plan was for 6 seasons. However, Peter Morgan, the creator of the show, has now said they are going back to the original plan of six seasons. The final two seasons will bring the story into the early 2000’s and it was felt that ending after five seasons would not allow for the “richness and complexity” of the story to be fully shown.

The show is due to return with season 4 later this year with new cast members Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin who will play Diana, Princess of Wales. Further season 4 cast can be seen below.

From season 5 Imelda Staunton (“A Confession”, “Psychoville”) will play 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”. The popular Original series follows the story of the British Royal Family over the years.

The current season 3 cast will return for season 4 along with a couple of new additions which currently has no release date but is expected at the end of 2020.

  • Queen Elizabeth II – Olivia Colman
  • Prince Philip – Tobias Menzies
  • Queen Mother – Marion Bailey
  • Princess Margaret – Helena Bonham Carter 
  • Prime Minister Harold Wilson – Jason Watkins
  • Princess Anne – Erin Doherty
  • Prince Charles – Josh O’Connor
  • Camilla Parker Bowles – Emerald Fennell
  • Margaret Thatcher – Gillian Anderson (new for season 4)
  • Diana, Princess of Wales – Emma Corrin (new season 4)

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