Followers of The Crown, we’ve got some excellent news for you! Six months after creator Peter Morgan introduced he would finish the award-winning sequence with season 5, he has reversed course and can proceed with the unique plan for six seasons. Season three premiered in November 2019, and season 4 is anticipated to drop in late 2020.
In an announcement from Netflix, Morgan mentioned that as he and the group started discussing storylines for season 5, it grew to become obvious that “in an effort to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we must always return to the unique plan and do six seasons.”
Netflix’s vice chairman of authentic content material, Cindy Holland, added, “The Crown retains elevating the bar with every new season. We are able to’t look forward to audiences to see the upcoming fourth season, and we’re proud to help Peter’s imaginative and prescient and the outstanding forged and crew for a sixth and closing season.”
Nonetheless, even with the excellent news, followers shouldn’t count on a deep dive into the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s—Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s—courtship, or their resolution to step again from senior roles. (That’s nonetheless excellent news for Prince Harry, who reportedly hoped this is able to occur.) Says Morgan: “To be clear, season six won’t deliver us any nearer to current day—it should merely allow us to cowl the identical interval in higher element.”
Season 4 will proceed to characteristic Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip, and Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret. (Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Vanessa Kirby famously originated the roles within the first two seasons.) We’ll additionally get the primary look of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) within the fourth season.
Netflix additionally confirmed that famed British stage actress Imelda Staunton—who some could keep in mind performed Professor Umbridge within the Harry Potter movies—will take over as Queen Elizabeth in season 5.