The Crown has set up its endgame announcing the casting of Imelda Staunton for the fifth and final season of the Netflix Royal drama.
Peter Morgan creator of the show made the final season announcement after previously stating that he would have liked to do six seasons. The confirmation of the announcement of Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II came at the same time confirming rumours that had been circulating.
“it became clear… that this is the perfect time and place to stop. I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.
I’m absolutely thrilled to confirm Imelda Staunton as Her Majesty the The Queen for the fifth and final season, taking The Crown into the 21st century. Imelda is an astonishing talent and will be a fantastic successor to Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.”
Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content, Netflix, released the following statement:
“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 UK 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.”