Netflix The Crown Ending After Season 5

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First the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were leaving the Royal family and now Peter Morgan has announced that Netflix The Crown will be ending after season 5.

It was the “perfect time and place to stop.”

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“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons 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,” said Morgan to THR. “I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”

Along with announcing the end of the series, he also announced that English actress Imelda Staunton will play the final Queen.

Morgan added that he was “absolutely thrilled” that Staunton — a British stage and screen icon with a career spanning four decades, five Olivier awards, a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination (for 2004’s Vera Drake) — would be “taking The Crown into the 21st Century.”

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Now I’m wondering how they will end the series. Will it end with the tragic death of Princess Diana or with the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles?