Netflix announces a sixth and final season for The Crown

Production is expected to begin sometime next year.

Netflix has confirmed that its royal drama The Crown will receive a sixth season. 

The show, which follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was originally slated to run for six seasons but the streaming giant announced back in January that it had been reduced to five.

That decision has now been reversed by its creator Peter Morgan who feels that another outing is necessary in order to “do justice to the richness and complexity of the story.”

The Crown is still set to end in the early 2000s meaning it won’t cover any of the more recent royal goings-on. 

Seasons five and six will see actress Imelda Staunton take over from Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Lesley Manville replace Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. 

They are expected to cover the turbulent decade of the 1990s which saw, amongst other things, John Major replacing Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister, the collapse of Prince Andrew’s marriage to Sarah Ferguson and the tragic death of Princess Diana. 

A release date for the upcoming season 4 has yet to be announced but it’s thought it could arrive in either November or December 2020. 

It will notably see the introduction of X-Files star Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and newcomer Emma Corin as Princess Diana.

You can stream all three seasons of The Crown on Netflix now.

Source: BBC News

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