There’s been a change of plans and The Crown TV series will end one season earlier than expected. Netflix has announced that the royal drama series will wrap up with five seasons, instead of six.
“At the outset, I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” said The Crown’s creator and showrunner, Peter Morgan. “I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”
Season three of The Crown, the first season starring Olivia Colman, was released in November 2019. The fourth season is expected to be released in late Fall 2020. Season five will presumably be released in late 2021.
In addition to the final season announcement, the streaming service revealed that actress Imelda Staunton pictured above) will play Queen Elizabeth for the final season. She said, “I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. 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.”
What do you think? Are you disappointed that there won’t be a sixth season or, do you think season five will be a good time to end the show?