KEY POINTS

  • Netflix's "The Crown" will delve into the 21st century in its last two seasons 
  • Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth for the last two seasons of the show
  • Season 4 of "The Crown" will be heading to Netflix later this year

Apart from being one of the costliest TV series of all time, Netflix’s “The Crown” changed the landscape of television with its storytelling. Peter Morgan, the creator of the show, recently stunned the world by saying that the show won’t end after season five and that they are already working on the sixth season.

Take a look at how the last three seasons of “The Crown” will pan out, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Casting and Storylines

The fourth season will see Olivia Colman reprising the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the highly successful TV series. As far as the storyline is concerned, the upcoming season will take place during the 1980s and will feature some new characters, too.

Touted as the most admired royal of all time, Princess Diana will be introduced on the show and will be played by Emma Corrin. Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson, known for her impeccable acting skills on “The X-Files,” will be portraying the character of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The last two seasons will see Imelda Staunton playing the monarch while the story will be taking place in the 21st century.  

Season Six Won’t Bring The Show Closer to The Present Day

Morgan has made it clear that even though the show will plunge into the 21st century for the sixth season, it will not be closer to any of the things that have happened recently in the royal family.

"Season six will not bring us any closer to the present day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” Morgan said in an interview with THR.

Therefore, it is unlikely for the show to feature the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  

Shooting For Season 5 to Start in 2021

According to the media outlet, the fifth season will not be aired before 2022 as one of the spokespersons for the producers told the publication that shooting won’t start until 2021. The coronavirus pandemic might be one of the biggest reasons why this is so.

However, the fourth season will be shown as per its original schedule and will be streamed live on Netflix later this year.

The upcoming season will also have Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles,  Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

Netflix The Crown Season 3: Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey, Tobias Menzies, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Josh O'Connor Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey, Tobias Menzies, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter and Josh O'Connor attend the World Premiere of Netflix Original Series "The Crown" Season 3 at The Curzon Mayfair on November 13, 2019 in London, England. Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage