Netflix confirms The Crown will return for a sixth and final season with Imelda Staunton in lead role

NETFLIX has confirmed The Crown will be back for a sixth and final series, starring Imelda Staunton in the lead role.

In a tweet from the official Netflix account, writer/creator Peter Morgan said: “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.”

Netflixs official Twitter account tweeted the exciting news, writing: "News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of
@TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!"

It went on to conclude: "So to summarise – we’ll have one more season with Queen Olivia Colman, before she passes the crown to Imelda Staunton. We’re just half way through! Lovely."

The Crown only recently wrapped its season four filming early amid the coronavirus outbreak in a desperate bid to ‘tie up loose ends’.

Fans of the hit Netflix series hope the upcoming season – starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II once again – will drop at the end of the year.

Legendary actress Lesley Manville has also been confirmedto play Princess Margaret in hit Netflix show.

The Oscar and Bafta nominee takes over from Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter as the boozy, chain-smoking sister of the Queen in the fifth and final series of the Netflix drama.

A TV insider said: “Although several big names are in the frame, producers have only signed up Lesley and Imelda Staunton, who will play the Queen.”

The pair have previously acted together in several films including 2004’s Vera Drake, 2014’s Maleficent and last year’s sequel, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil.

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