Imelda Staunton's crowning as Elizabeth II to be delayed as show takes a break from filming.
The fifth season of Netflix's hit royal drama 'The Crown' will not be released until 2022.
The popular British series is expected to begin filming in June 2021. The show has taken a routine break from filming and that that hiatus had nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic, reported by Deadline.
The fourth series of the show had almost wrapped production prior to the disruption caused by the pandemic and there is still hope that the season will be finished in time to keep it's originally scheduled date – thought to be sometime towards the end of 2020.
There was previously a two year gap between series two and three, when the cast changed for the first time – Olivia Colman taking over from Claire Foy in the lead role of Queen Elizabeth II – so it is not too surprising that there will be a similar gap prior to the next change.
Series five will see Imelda Staunton replace Colman as the Queen, with other new cast members to include Lesley Manville as the next Princess Margaret.