Published Jul 09, 2020The Crown — originally slated to end at its fifth season — has just been renewed for its sixth.
Netflix confirmed the news today via Twitter, writing that the series is now set to finish after Season 6.
"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," the platform stated.
Season 3 aired last winter before creator Peter Morgan revealed that he planned to end the show after Season 5. Season 4 has yet to air, but Morgan did confirm the return of Olivia Colman in her role as Queen Elizabeth II.
Season 5 will see Imelda Staunton taking over the role. So far, no word on who will play the head of the royal family for the last season.
"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," Morgan explained in a statement. "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 series hit Netflix back in 2016 and earned Colman the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama earlier this year, which she famously accepted while totally annihilated at the ceremony.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020