A Netflix hit comes to an end: "The Crown" surprisingly ends with season five. Peter Morgan, writer and creator of the Netflix series, had previously led fans to believe there would be six seasons. According to "The Guardian", Morgan has now commented on the sad news for all fans in a message from the streaming service: "While working on the script for season five, I realized that it was the perfect time and the perfect place to come to the end. I'm grateful that Netflix and Sony supported me in this decision." The successor to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Elizabeth II has already been found.
Speculations about a new queen come true
Britain Imelda Staunton is set to bring the role of the British monarch into the 21st century, Morgan says. The "Harry Potter" star was traded as the new queen before the official announcement. "She is a wonderful talent and will be a fantastic successor to them both," said the author. Colman made her debut as Queen in season three, which covers 1964-1977, succeeding Claire Foy who played the role in seasons one and two. Season four, which is set to premiere later this year, will be Colman's last appearance. Season five with Imelda Staunton is expected in 2021.
Experience of roles close to British roy alty
"I've been a fan of 'The Crown' since season one and it was a pleasure to watch Claire Foy and Olivia Colman each bring their own special and unique take on Peter Morgan's script," explains Staunton in one first statement about her new role. It is a special honor to bring "The Crown" to an end. Staunton played Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series. The British actress also has experience with roles close to the British royal family: In the 2019 film "Downton Abbey" she slipped into the role of Lady Maud Bagshaw, Queen Mary's lady-in-waiting.
"The Crown" is one of Netflix's prestige projects and has recently provided pleasing streaming numbers: The third season, which has been available on Netflix since November 2019, was sold by 21 million within four weeks of its launch streamed to users. The second season had 40 percent fewer viewers in the same period in 2017.