@TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the five previously announced!
“Writer / creator Peter Morgan:” When we started discussing the storylines of Series 5, it quickly became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we would have to go back to the original plan and do six seasons.
“So to summarize: we will have another season with Queen Olivia Colman, before I pass the crown to Imelda Staunton. We are only halfway there! Adorable. (Sic)”
Imelda Staunton will take Olivia Colman’s place to play Queen Elizabeth II after the end of the fourth series.
Although another series has been added, Peter has admitted that it will not bring the story “even closer to the present day”.
He said: “The sixth series will not bring us further to the present day – it will simply allow us to cover the same period in more detail.”
Series five and six are expected to explore the real events of the 1990s, which could cover the breakdown of the marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the tragic death of Diana and the end of Prince Andrew’s wedding with Sarah Ferguson .
Lesley Manville will join series five in the role of Princess Margaret.
The fourth series of the Corona is currently in production and will see Gillian Anderson join the cast in the role of Margaret Thatcher, while Emma Corrin will play Diana.