• Peter Morgan, the creator and showrunner of "The Crown" has revealed that show will end with season five
  • The series will introduce a new Queen in the final season
  • Imelda Staunton will be playing Queen Elizabeth in season five

After enthralling the fans with one of the best shows based on the Royal Family, the makers of Netflix’s blockbuster series “The Crown” have announced that the show is going to end with season five.

Speaking in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the creator and showrunner Peter Morgan has revealed that season five will be the last one to hit the streaming giant. Morgan also announced that Imelda Staunton will be portraying the character of Queen Elizabeth in the final season.

Morgan, who received numerous awards for the show, further stated that his actual plan was to run the show till six seasons but as soon as he finished working on the script of the fifth season, he realized that it is the perfect time to say goodbye. He also expressed gratitude towards Netflix and Sony for their “support.”

“At the outset, I had imagined ‘The Crown’ running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is a perfect time and place to stop,” Morgan said.

The series started in 2016 with Claire Foy playing the character of young Queen Elizabeth. It received universal acclaim across the globe and the critics praised the show for the amazing storyline. Foy portrayed the Queen for the first two seasons while Olivia Colman was introduced as the new Queen in the third season. The upcoming season four will also see Colman reprising the role of the royal highness.

However, the final season will see Staunton taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth. Staunton, who is regarded as a stage icon in the U.K., feels pretty excited to be associated with the show. She further stated that Foy and Colman brought something “special” to the character and she will try to carry on with that legacy.

“I am genuinely honored to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking ‘The Crown’ to its conclusion,” Staunton said.

The series has won more than 50 awards so far, including three Golden Globes, eight Primetime Emmy awards, four Screen Actors Guild trophies and three BAFTAs.

“The Crown” season four will be streaming live on Netflix later this year.

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"The Crown" has already been renewed for Season 4. Sophie Mutevelian / Netflix