Historial Drama The Crown has been renewed at Netflix for a sixth and final season; after originally only being renewed for a fifth season Netflix have confirmed today.
“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”
Said Writer/creator Peter Morgan
Continuing the shows tradition of changing actors as the characters get older. the fifth season will see Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman handing off the role of Queen Elizabeth II to Imelda Stuanton for the sixth and final season.
The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s marriage in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret’s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson’s two periods as prime minister, and introduces Camilla Shand. The fourth will include Margaret Thatcher’s premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer. The fifth and sixth seasons (which will be the series’ final season) will cover the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.