Crown, The: Netflix Historical Drama to End after Season 5

The Crown will end after season five, in which Imelda Staunton is to play Queen Elizabeth.

The historical drama from Sony-backed Left Bank Pictures, once believed to be an open-ended pursuit that could see the inclusion of Meghan Markle and her new family, will end with Staunton, who had been rumored to be helming the series for a number of months.

“The Crown” has been Netflix’s most globally popular original out of the U.K.

It saw Claire Foy play the Queen in its first two seasons, earning her both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.

The most recent season, which debuted last year, saw Oscar-winning “The Favorite” actor Olivia Colman portraying the monarch.

Production has begun on season four, which will see the introduction of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin). “God’s Own Country” actor Josh O’Connor plays Prince Charles, while Colman will also return as the Queen.