Monday, May 27, 2024

Royal Flush: Creator Peter Morgan Says “The Crown” Will Run Six Seasons After All, Likely Imelda Staunton Will Get Two Seasons


“The Crown” will not end after Season 5, as had been decreed earlier. Netflix’s beloved series will continue to its originally planned end, after six seasons.

Writer/creator Peter Morgan: “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.”

This means that Imelda Staunton, who was coming on in Season 4 to play Queen Elizabeth, will now do two seasons. She will succeed Olivia Colman, who has just shot season 4, her second season.

This is great news for fans, who didn’t want the show to end. But it doesn’t mean we’ll be getting episodes covering current scandals. Morgan says it just gives them time to do more episodes from the 80s and early 90s.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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