The Crown is one of Netflix’s most popular series. As the conclusion draws closer, Netflix isn’t going to let its golden goose sleep for long.
Two seasons and that’s it. Launched in 2016 on Netflix, The Crown slowly approaching its conclusion. The Netflix hit, which sits proudly among the most popular productions in its catalog, is due to end after season 6. Nevertheless, the platform intends to ride on this success to produce new content.
According to information from Deadline, Netflix was already working on a spin-off. So far, few details have been shared. Nevertheless, the American media speaks of a prequel which could plunge us some time before the second world war. Rumors also point to a series centered on the end of the Victorian era. We should therefore take a little trip to the end of the 19th century.
Before rejoicing at the idea of discovering this new production, be aware that nothing is set in stone yet. Netflix has not officially given the green light, it will probably take a few months before this series is officially ordered. On the other hand, it confirms that Netflix is not afraid to expand its universes to derivative productions.
We can therefore expect several spin-offs of our favorite series to see the light of day, as is already the case for The Witcher which offers a series centered on the first witcher.
Season 5 will air this year
As a reminder, The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II throughout her reign. In the first season, she is played by Claire Foy opposite Matt Smith who plays the Duke of Edinburgh. Then it’s Olivia Colman who will play an older version of the Queen of England in seasons 3 and 4. In season 5, which will be broadcast later this year, it’s Imelda Staunton who will be wearing the crown.
The actress, famous for playing the horrific Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will take its first steps in this deliciously royal series. She will play opposite Jonathan Pryce, the new on-screen Prince Philip. Elizabeth Debicki (tenet) is announced in the skin of Princess Diana. Dominic West (Downton Abbey) is expected to play Prince Charles.