The Crown to end after six seasons

The CrownThe Crown is getting one more season to conclude the royal saga of Elizabeth II and her reign in the 21st century, ending in the early 2000s.

Although initially planned to end after five seasons, The Crown will now be getting another season to explore more of the current queen’s recent life and achievements. According to a report by Variety, the sixth season will be the final one for the historical series. The announcement was made by Netflix on Twitter.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan said:

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

Claire Foy portrayed Queen Elizabeth for the first two seasons of the series and then the role was taken over by Olivia Colman for seasons three and four. Fortunately, the show wrapped on shooting for season four before the COVID-19 crisis hit.

Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) has been announced to play the queen for the fifth, and now, the sixth seasons of the show. Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) has recently been announced to play the role of Princess Margaret alongside Staunton. The role was previously portrayed by Vanessa Kirby (seasons one and two) and then by Helena Bonham-Carter (seasons three and four.)

Cindy Holland, VP of original content at Netflix said:

The Crown keeps raising the bar with each new season. We can’t wait for audiences to see the upcoming fourth season, and we’re proud to support Peter’s vision and the phenomenal cast and crew for a sixth and final season.”

The Crown season four is set to premiere later this year on Netflix.