'The Crown' creator reveals what events seasons 5 & 6 will cover

goss 30/07/2020

Earlier on this month the creators of the hit Netflix show 'The Crown' announced the show would be extended for a 6th and final season. The show was originally meant to end at season 5, season 3 is the most current season however.

"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 creator said at the time.

Season 4 will follow on from the events of season 3, while 5 and 6 will take The Crown into the 21st century.

The early 2000s was a dramatic time for the royals, there were 3 marriage breakdowns (including Princess Diana and Prince Charles) and a fire at Buckingham Palace.

"Season six will not bring us any closer to present day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail." the creator told The Hollywood Reporter.

"You need at least a decade, in my view, to separate yourself from the events that you’re writing about," 

"Something has already happened that I think is the end, but you can’t ever say what the end is because things change and the minute things change historically you begin to have to respond in some shape or form, even in your thinking. So I have an idea — but it’s only an idea."

Actress Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth for seasons 5 and 6.

Olivia Colman will reprise her role for season 4 which currently has no release date. But the good news is that filming for this season finished before the pandemic, so we might see it sooner rather than later!