The Crown: Netflix announces sixth season of the British drama taking it into early 2000s


A reason to rejoice for the fans of the British drama series, The Crown. Netflix, on Thursday, announced that the show will extend to a sixth season that will take the series into the early 2000s. The hit show is about Britain’s Royal Family.

The streaming service had previously said that the show would only have five seasons. But on Thursday, Netflix wrote on Twitter, “News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five! (sic).”

The tweet added that the writer and creator Peter Morgan wanted to add another season to do justice to the story. He said, “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 (sic).”

The streaming platform announced that The Crown will have one more season with actress Olivia Colman before she passes the baton to actress Imelda Staunton to play the role of Queen Elizabeth II. “So to summarise we’ll have one more season with Queen Olivia Colman, before she passes the crown to Imelda Staunton. We’re just half way through! Lovely (sic),” read the tweet.

The Crown wrapped shooting on season four, in which Olivia Colman plays Queen Elizabeth II, in mid-March, just ahead of the UK being placed in lockdown. It’s expected that season four will launch later this year.

Watch the trailer of The Crown Season 3 here:

Last week, Netflix confirmed that Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret.

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