The crown will not come, as predicted countless tweets last Christmas, to count Prince Andrew’s public collapse for the clumsy interview he gave to the BBC last November; far from it will cover the decision of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle from become independent of the British royal family. The series of Netflix It will end earlier than expected after its fifth season, as announced by the platform. Imelda Staunton, the legendary British actress (Sense and sensitivity, Shakespeare in Love, Downton Abbey), will incarnate in that last batch of episodes Isabel II, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, the current Queen, who will leave the role at the end of the fourth season.
“At the beginning I imagined The crown as a series of six seasons, but now that we have set to work on the stories for the fifth, we have seen clearly that it was the time and the perfect place to stand, “explains the creator of the series, the filmmaker Peter Morgan (The Queen) in a statement from the platform.
Next to him, Staunton, winner of the BAFTA and nominated for the Golden Globe and Oscar for her role as Vera Drake (2004), presents herself as a future majesty of fiction: “As an actress, it was a pleasure to see how Claire Foy and Olivia Colman breathed something unique and special to Peter’s scripts. I consider it a genuine honor to join such an exceptional creative team and bring The crown at its conclusion. “
Since its premiere, at the end of 2016, The crown It has become one of the flagships not only of Netflix but of the industry of streaming in general: a title so expensive and ambitious that it could hardly be found in a traditional chain, and that it has also had the unusual ability to please both the public and critics. It has legions of followers and an almost similar number of awards, especially to its distribution, where the flower and cream of British talent comes together.
Both Foy and Colman have won the Golden Globe for best actress for their performances of Isabel II and fiction in general won the award for best drama series for her second year. He has 26 Emmys. The US Actors’ Union rewarded Foy for his two seasons at the helm of the series and John Lithgow for his role as an aging Winston Churchill trying to take the reins of the country in the sixties.