Majority of you would be thinking that, ‘The Crown’ will get over after season five. This is not your fault. The show’s creator, Peter Morgan himself intended the same. Things now, have changed for the good though. The Netflix original drama-series, is getting a sixth season. Peter Morgan himself shared this news.
But why is there a sudden change of plans ? Well, according to Morgan, the show’s story demanded justice. Its richness and complexity, necessitated a sixth season according to him. This will now mean, that Queen Elizabeth II’s story will extend to the early 2000’s.
Though, earlier this year Morgan had intended to finish the show after season five. Deeming it to be a perfect time and place to stop. Now, via a Twitter thread posted by Netflix, he revealed the show’s sixth season. Netflix’s official Twitter handle tweeted :
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
Season four of the show is already complete. In Mid-March, the work on the show was done. It will release this year. While, Olivia Colman will play the role of Queen Elizabeth II for the last time in season 4. She’ll be replaced by actor Imelda Staunton. The role of Princess Margaret, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter will also change. From season 5, Lesley Manville is going to portray it.
In the first two seasons, Claire Foy had portrayed the role of Queen Elizabeth II. While Prince Phillip and Princes Margaret were played by Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby respectively.
It is the story of the show, which demands the lead actors to change as the seasons progress. It is because, to portray the accurate phase of the real life people.
The Sony backed, Left Bank Pictures has produced the show. Fans of the show must be excited after hearing the news of its sixth season.