The Crown season 5: Is Imelda Staunton playing Queen Elizabeth?

Crown season 3It’s true that there is still one more season of The Crown to go before Queen Elizabeth and everyone else will be recast. Yet, reports seem to suggest that Netflix is getting somewhat ahead of the game.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, one that has yet to be confirmed, Imelda Staunton is being brought in to play the new version of Queen Elizabeth II starting in season 5. She would be following up Olivia Colman, who is currently playing the part and will through the end of season 4. (Claire Foy played the part on the first two seasons of the series.) We imagine that filming on the fifth season could begin as early as next year, and it may not premiere until 2021 at the earliest.

If The Crown is getting in line its future casting this early, it suggests that the producers and Netflix may be trying their best to get ahead of the game. There was a huge hiatus in terms of seasons 3 and 4 premiering, and we do think that casting early could create at least a somewhat-smaller window. The reality here is that The Crown is one of the most ambitious period dramas of its kind, and because of the premium that is being put on costumes, set design, and so much more, it takes a great deal of time and effort to make.

The fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown are presumably going to be the final ones, and they will document the more recent years of the Monarch’s life. As for how far the story stretches, that’s something that is still unclear from our vantage point. After all, The Queen continues to perform many of her Royal duties at the age of 93. Prince Philip, meanwhile, is 98 years old. (There has yet to be any other casting, rumored or otherwise, for the fifth or sixth season of the show.)

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If these reports are true, would you be excited for Imelda Staunton on The Crown season 5?

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