The Crown: Series ends with season five and Imelda Staunton as Queen

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A Netflix hit comes to an end: "The Crown" surprisingly ends with season five. Peter Morgan (56), author and creator of the Netflix series, had previously let fans believe that there would be six seasons. According to "The Guardian" Morgan said in a message from the streaming service about the sad news for all fans: "During the screenplay for season five, I noticed that it was the perfect time and place to come to an end I'm grateful that Netflix and Sony supported me in this decision. " The successor to Claire Foy (35) and Olivia Colman (46) in the role of Queen Elizabeth II has already been found.

Speculations about the new queen come true

According to Morgan, the British Imelda Staunton (64) will lead the role of the British monarch into the 21st century. The "Harry Potter" star was traded as the new queen before the official announcement. "She is a wonderful talent and will be a fantastic successor to the two," said the author. Colman made her debut as Queen in season three, which spanned the period between 1964 and 1977, following Claire Foy, who played the role in season one and two. In the fourth season, which should premiere this year, Colman will be seen for the last time. Season five with Imelda Staunton is expected for 2021.

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Experience with roles near the British royal family

"I was a fan of 'The Crown' from season one and it was a pleasure to see how Claire Foy and Olivia Colman each implemented Peter Morgan's script in a special and unique way," Staunton said in a first statement of their new one Role. It was a special honor to bring The Crown to an end. Staunton played in the "Harry Potter" series Dolores Umbridge. The British actress also has experience with roles near the British royal family: In the "Downton Abbey" film released in 2019, she slipped into the role of Lady Maud Bagshaw, Queen Mary's court lady (1867-1953).

"The Crown" is one of Netflix's prestige projects and most recently generated pleasing streaming figures: The third season, which has been available on Netflix since November 2019, was streamed by 21 million users within four weeks of its launch. The second season had 40 percent fewer viewers in the same period in 2017.