Despite the sudden news of The Crown‘s end, that hasn’t stopped actress Imelda Staunton from being excited about joining the show. She will join the cast as Queen Elizabeth, replacing Olivia Coleman in Season 5.
“I have loved watching The Crown from the very start,” she said in a statement. “As an actor it was a joy to see how both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am genuinely honored to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.”