‘The Crown’ to end after 5th season

Agence France-Presse
‘The Crown’ to end after 5th season
Netflix's Emmy-winning period drama starring Olivia Colman and Claire Foy is bowing out after 5 seasons

LOS ANGELES, USA – The television hit series The Crown is set to end after the 5th season when Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II, the show announced on Twitter on Friday, January 31.

Peter Morgan, the creator of the Emmy-winning Netflix show, had initially envisioned 6 seasons for the period drama but said he realized it was time to pull down the curtain while developing the 5th season.

“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for 6 seasons but 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,” Morgan said in a statement.

The show’s 3rd season debuted in November last year with Olivia Colman taking on the role of Elizabeth II from Claire Foy, who played the queen for the first two seasons.

Staunton is set to take over from Colman – who won a Golden Globe this year for her performance – in the 5th season.

“I have loved watching The Crown from the very start,” Staunton said in a statement. “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.” – Rappler.com

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