Imelda Staunton succeeds Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in the fifth season of the Netflix series.
After Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, it's time for legendary Imelda Staunton to take the baton of playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown season five. The veteran actor's first look was released a few weeks back and fans couldn't contain their excitement. Now, as a part of Netflix's TUDUM global event, Imelda, in a video straight from the sets of the series, revealed when the fifth season will be out.
She is heard saying, "Hello, I'm Imelda Staunton and I'm currently on the set of The Crown, where we have just begun filming season five. I'm delighted to be here inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth from two outstanding actresses. Most recently, the wonderful Olivia Colman, and who could forget the actress who originated the part, Claire Foy."
Imelda added, "I would do my utmost to maintain the very high standard that they set. Hopefully, I look calm, collected and capable. My stomach, meanwhile, is doing somersaults. On behalf of the cast and crew, we look forward to bringing you the next season of The Crown in November 2022."
In the recently concluded 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards, The Crown won seven awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Josh O'Connor for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Olivia Colman for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Tobias Menzies for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Gillian Anderson for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Jessica Hobbs for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Peter Morgan for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Meanwhile, Claire Foy who played Queen Elizabeth in the first two seasons won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series at the recently held Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The Crown will end after the sixth season which will cover the Queen's reign into the 21st century.