The streaming giant ‘Netflix’ recently revealed the first look of Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth season of ‘The Crown’. Staunton has taken over the role from Olivia Colman who herself replaced Claire Foy.
An early glimpse of our new Queen Elizabeth II, Imelda Staunton. pic.twitter.com/ZeMSA1hDnv
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 30, 2021
In the image, Staunton sported a printed yellow dress, paired along with a new necklace of pearls and a look of disdain pointed towards an unseen person outside the frame.
For unversed, ‘The Crown’ has become one of Netflix’s most defining prestige dramas since it first aired in 2016, winning numerous awards and coming to underline the company’s commitment to big-budget production spend in the UK, where it now has a major presence.
The show has a stellar cast comprising Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Dominic West who has been cast as Prince Charles.
Season 5 will also star Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Mayor.
However, the fourth season of the show recently scored 24 Emmy nominations, tied with ‘The Mandalorian’, for the series with the most nominations this year.