The Crown may have originally been slated for six seasons, but fans will have to settle for five. It’s being reported that Netflix’s hit drama will end with the fifth season. Creator/showrunner Peter Morgan revealed this. It was also confirmed that Imelda Staunton will take over for Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth.
“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop. I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”
Staunton also expressed excitement over the new role:
“I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am genuinely honored to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.”
Netflix’s VP of Original content also had this to say about The Crown:
“The first three seasons of The Crown defined an era, and I know the upcoming fourth season will build further on that success. It’s a stunning example of award-winning entertainment, created in the U.K. and loved by millions of fans around the world. I fully support Peter Morgan’s creative decision and am excited to see how he, Imelda Staunton and the cast and crew of Season 5, bring this landmark series to a fitting and spectacular end.”
How do you feel about The Crown ending after five seasons?
A girl with too many fandoms to count.