The Crown Finds its Queen and Princess for Seasons 5 and 6

The Queen wears her regal tiara and smiles

The latest season of The Crown has only been on Netflix a few days. People are still adjusting to a new monarch on our screens. But it’s been reported this evening that the show has already cast Olivia Colman’s replacement for Seasons 5 and 6.

Fans of the show already know that every two seasons will feature a jump forward in time with new actors taking over the roles. After Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby took on the lead roles of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, they were replaced by Colman and Helena Bonham Carter in the latest season. These stars will play these characters once again when Season 4 hits Netflix next year.

But who will be taking on the lead role when the show jumps ahead to the 1990s?

Imelda Staunton as her Harry Potter character wearing pink and stirring tea

Its been reported by various outlets that Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Elizabeth. Best known for her roles in Harry Potter, Vera Drake, and so many more, the actress was reportedly approached by producers after her role in the Downton Abbey movie.

Key events from the 1990s include the Queen’s Annus Horribulus, Princess Diana’s death, Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson’s divorce, and many others. There have also been whispers that the show could stretch to the early 2000s which would indicate it ending with Princess Margaret’s death.

But who could be taking on the role of Margaret for this new era?

Fiona Shaw as her character in Killing Eve sitting at a table and clutching her hands

Well, the same outlets are reporting that Fiona Shaw will take on the role. Also known for her work in Harry Potter she’s also starred in shows such as Killing Eve and Fleabag.

Keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed by Netflix or the show’s creators yet, this is just something being reported by various sources. I feel a little flustered with the news as it feels like I’ve only just been introduced to Olivia, now I must think of someone else taking over. It’s exciting news though as both actresses are outstanding.

There hasn’t been any news of who will take over the roles of Prince Philip, Prince Charles, or anyone else yet. You can be sure we’ll report on it when the news drops though. Once we hear the news from an official source you can be sure we’ll inform you.

Written by Martin Hearn

Martin Hearn is a Social Media Manager for 25YL who also writes, has a penchant for interviews, watches too much TV, and plays too many video games. He joined the site through his love of Twin Peaks and also has a passion for shows such as The OA, The Crown, American Horror Story, Lost, and Desperate Housewives. His hobbies include insomnia, dancing in secret, and buying too much Twin Peaks merchandise from eBay. Martin lives in Middlesbrough, UK, which is the birthplace of the Parmo (you may want to google that amazingly beautiful delicacy that definitely won't cause a heart attack). He loves spending long weekends binge-watching TV shows with his partner Anthony.

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