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'The Crown' Is Coming To And End After Season 5

'The Crown' Is Coming To And End After Season 5

The Crown will come to an end after its fifth series, show bosses have confirmed.

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The beloved historical Netflix show - which tells the story of Britain's royal family and is currently on its third season - was originally touted for six seasons, but this will no longer be the case, according to the show's creator Peter Morgan.

The fifth and final instalment is now expected to cover events up to 2003 - which means some of the most recent royal drama won't be featured.

The cutoff point means we won't get to see Prince William's budding university romance with Kate Middleton or their 2011 royal wedding.

It also means no Harry, Meghan and baby Archie, nor will it touch upon Prince Andrew's controversial friendship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, which hit the headlines at the end of last year.

The beloved series is set to come to an end after five series. (Credit: Netflix)
The beloved series is set to come to an end after five series. (Credit: Netflix)
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"At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons," creator Peter explained to The Sun on Friday.

He added: "But now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop."

The original Netflix has boasted over more than 70 million viewers worldwide since the first series kicked off in 2016.

Claire Foy portrayed Queen Elizabeth II's reign in the first two series, passing the throne onto the legendary Olivia Colman for the most recent, third series and the upcoming forth.

Claire Foy played the Queen in the first and second series. (Credit: Netflix)
Claire Foy played the Queen in the first and second series. (Credit: Netflix)

Imelda Staunton has also been confirmed to take over the role of Her Maj in the fifth and final.

The 64-year-old Harry Potter star said: "I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan's scripts.

"I am genuinely honoured to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion."

Imelda is expected to take over the reign from Olivia. (Credit: Warner Bros)
Imelda is expected to take over the reign from Olivia. (Credit: Warner Bros)

We're absolutely gutted that it's coming to an end!

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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