January 31, 2020 at 7:24 am #1203321468
Netflix confirmed Imelda Staunton is taking over the role for just one final season.January 31, 2020 at 7:28 am #1203321485
This is brave and frankly unpredictable.
I’m optimistic though, Nina Gold always nails these castingsJanuary 31, 2020 at 7:35 am #1203321499
Im very excited for this casting choiceJanuary 31, 2020 at 7:38 am #1203321519
Great choice. Very strange that Imelda is only getting one season, though… I guess with the huge production value it makes sense, but I could also see the creators ending the timeline of the show a little earlier than planned just because they might not want to get TOO involved in modern times and modern affairs so as to not possibly paint the current young royals in a bad light or offend them. It would seem in bad taste if they did do super modern and recent stuff.January 31, 2020 at 7:38 am #1203321521
I’m quite sad that the show will end with its fifth season because there are so many more stories to tell. But if Morgan thinks it’s the best place and time to stop, I guess we should just trust him.January 31, 2020 at 7:46 am #1203321549
I think it’s smart to end it in the early 2000s. It’s a shame we won’t get two seasons with each actress, but it’s better not to drag the story.January 31, 2020 at 7:48 am #1203321649
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth and final season of The Crown.January 31, 2020 at 7:48 am #1203321651
How far are they going to cover? Like the recent stuff I hope isn’t in it (the two weddings and the kids and all that is clearly not happening but if i recall correctly Burrell affair was something they might want to avoid)January 31, 2020 at 7:53 am #1203321665
Oh cool. Edited my post before reading this so I guess u answered my question that I added too lolJanuary 31, 2020 at 8:03 am #1203321680
Yeah it’s too many landmines that are too recent; I’m sure Peter Morgan still wants to live lol.
The papers ran headline after headline about how “inaccurate” the recent season is and that it was disrespectful to the family (a family that Prince Andrew is a member of mind), when it has always been a fictional dramatisation of what goes on behind closed doors. I can imagine Morgan being too tired to deal with that any more.January 31, 2020 at 8:07 am #1203321686
It will probably just be the length of Blair’s tenure as PM.
Creatively it makes sense to end at the death of Margaret in 2002.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"January 31, 2020 at 8:07 am #1203321688
I’m curious if they will do the same thing with Stranger Things. 5 seasons of that show will be more than enough and they should write towards an endgame. Maybe Netflix does not want shows going on for 6+ seasonsJanuary 31, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203321697
Dream casting for the rest of the cast:
Princess Margaret – Helen Mirren
Prince Phillip – Don’t know
Princess Diana – Lily James
Camilla Parker Boles – Keeley Hawes
Prince Charles – Russell Tovey?
Tony Blair – David Tennant
Gordon Brown – Stephen Graham
Cherie Blair – Ruth Wilson
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"
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