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.
Per the publication, the final season will be set in 2003. Imelda Staunton will be taking over royal duties as Queen Elizabeth from Olivia Colman.
Morgan said he is “absolutely thrilled” Staunton, a British acting icon with a storied career, is taking up the role.
While fans may be upset with the decision to end the series before it reaches the present day scandals such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “Megxit” drama and Prince Andrew’s relationship with disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the announcement is sure to delight the royal family, including Prince Harry.
For years, the royals have been outspoken critics of the series detailing their lives.
Earlier this month, Prince Harry’s biographer revealed that he once said he would stop the series before it reached his life and family. It looks like he got his wish.
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."