On Thursday, OTT platform Netflix announced that there will be a sixth and final season of The Crown. The streaming service provider had previously said that the show would end after season five. Then they reverted back on the original plan of ending after six seasons.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
The official Netflix UK Twitter account read as follows, “News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!”
The show is centered around the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II. Each season is designed to cover one decade of her reign.
In the final two seasons, Imelda Staunton will portray the Queen. She will be taking over the baton from Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. These two actress had played the part in two seasons each.
Creator Peter Morgan said in a statement to a leading media portal, “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. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix said, “The Crown keeps raising the bar with each new season. We can’t wait for audiences to see the upcoming fourth season, and we’re proud to support Peter’s vision and the phenomenal cast and crew for a sixth and final season.”