NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – “The Crown,” Netflix’s wildly popular drama series following the history of the modern Royal Family, is reportedly ending earlier than anticipated and won’t include recent drama like “Megxit.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, creator Peter Morgan said the show will end with five seasons instead of the anticipated six seasons.
“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 the perfect time and place to stop,” Morgan said. “I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”
Netflix also confirmed that the fifth season will be the final one in a tweet Friday morning.
It’s unclear at what point in the Royal Family’s history the show will end, but fans had been hoping it would cover more recent events like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “Megxit” drama and Prince Andrew’s relationship with disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. That now seems very unlikely.
Morgan also revealed that Imelda Staunton will replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in the fifth and final season.
Morgan said he is “absolutely thrilled” Staunton, a British acting icon with a storied career, is taking up the role.
Season 3 of the show premiered on Netflix just last month. Colman won a Golden Globe. The show also won a SAG award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.