Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, who played Queen Elizabeth II in previous seasons of The crown on Netflix, they will reprise their roles in the sixth and final season, What’s on Netflix has learned.
Going on for decades, The crown has sought to retell the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II. As you are no doubt aware, every other season, Netflix and Left Bank Pictures have shaken up the cast to reflect the decades that have passed. claire foy played Queen Elizabeth II in seasons 1 and 2, while olivia colman picked up the slack from seasons 3 and 4.
It’s unclear in what capacity the pair will return for the final season; rumors have suggested that he may be in a dream sequence where they interact with each other. Other reports seem to suggest flashbacks throughout the final season, with the Queen reflecting on numerous moments in her life.
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This isn’t the first time Claire Foy has appeared in episodes beyond the first two seasons. The Queen Elizabeth II version of her appeared in Season 4 Episode 8 and Season 5 Episodes 1 and 4.
imelda staunton continues to play the current iteration of Queen Elizabeth II in Season 6.
No release date yet for the crown final season beyond a wide “late 2023” window, which has been mentioned numerous times. It’s worth noting that all of the previous seasons were released on Netflix in November, with Season 2 being the exception, which was released in December.
The Sun was the first to report the return of Foy and Colman. They confirm a preliminary report of the daily mail that Viola Prettejohn has been cast as an even younger version of Queen Elizabeth II, who was seen filming in a “wartime” setting for the upcoming season.
Prettejohn had a little cameo on netflix The Wizard as the fake Ciri and has recently appeared in a dozen episodes of the HBO series the nevers playing Myrtle.
You can find more about the sixth season of The crown via our main preview for the final season.
Netflix declined to comment.
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