Fans have been wowed by the impressive portrayal of the queen by Claire Foy in the first two seasons Olivia Coleman in the latter two and of Princess Margret by Helena Bonham Carter. The supporting cast is impressive as well.
The show premiered on Netflix and has been loved ever since. The show has had a good so far, but there is news that it is coming to a close.
The Crown Is Ending!
However, we have bad news for royalists: The queen’s reign will not last as long as we previously expected. Netflix has announced that its engaging royal drama The Crown will end in its fifth season.
This is one season shorter than the six-season plan creator Peter Morgan had initially envisaged for the show.
According to a statement of Morgan put out by Netflix, this was a creative decision. He said that “now that we have begun work on the stories for Season 5 it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop.”
Netflix is putting out the news of the show’s renewal slash cancellation slash peaceful sun-setting slash whatever you call it in the streaming world nowadays.
It has also confirmed reports that Imelda Staunton will take over the throne from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the show’s fifth season. Staunton will only get to rule for one season, as compared to Colman and Claire Foy’s two-season stints as the queen.
Where is the Crown currently at?
The Crown is currently in the production of its fourth season. It still stars Colman as Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, which would bring the series into the 1980s. All the drama between Charles, Princess Diana (Emma Corrin), and Camilla ( Emerald Fennell) will heat up in this season.
According to Morgan’s statement, Imelda would bring The Crown “into the 21st century” in the fifth season.
This seems to imply that the show would end a little after Diana’s death in 1997, which Morgan also covered with Helen Mirren in The Queen.
This is undoubtedly a significant event to complete your series on. As of the current times, nothing is exciting with the royal family at the moment that might generate enough story-lines for further seasons.