Thursday, July 9, 2020

Netflix Renews 'The Crown' for Season 6

Six months ago, Netflix announced that the original drama series The Crown would end after five seasons. And now, the streaming service and series creator Peter Morgan have changed their minds and returned to their original plan of running for six seasons.

"As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons," explained Morgan. "To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day - it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail."

"The Crown keeps raising the bar with each new season," added Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content, Netflix. "We can't wait for audiences to see the upcoming fourth season, and we're proud to support Peter's vision and the phenomenal cast and crew for a sixth and final season."

Morgan executive produces the drama with Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Philip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian, Nina Wolarsky and Allie Goss. Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures produce.

The drama returns for its 10-episode fourth season later in 2020, with Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham Carter toplining the cast.

The fifth and sixth seasons will see Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville taking over the roles of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, respectively. Additional casting will be announced for the final seasons at a later date.