The Crown has found their William and Kate for the upcoming seasons 5 and 6 3 months ago

The Crown has found their William and Kate for the upcoming seasons 5 and 6

Literally cannot wait for this.

After four seasons of Netflix's The Crown, we are all well and truly hooked.

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The actors, the drama, the fact that we are literally – for the most part – watching a reenactment of stuff that actually went down – it is all so deliciously enticing, and if you are anything like us, you simply cannot wait for season five and six to roll around.

The final seasons will according to reports take the series from the ’90s to the early 2000s, and although it was originally planned that the events of that decade were meant to be covered in one season (Season 5 was due to be the last), it will now span two to allow for greater detail.

Which we have to admit we are totally delighted about, of course.

Who will play William and Kate?

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One of the things we have been most excited to find out about the upcoming seasons is who is going to be playing a young Prince William and Kate Middleton – and finally, after what was reportedly an 'exhaustive casting process,' Netflix has announced they have their Kate and William(s).

According to Deadline, producers have gone for a double dose of William, with two actors chosen to portray him as he goes from teenager to young adult.

Teenager Rufus Kampa assumes the role of Prince William aged 15, while Ed McVey will portray the prince’s later teen and early adult years. As for Kate, newcomer Meg Bellamy has been cast to play William's love interest and future wife, and according to Deadline, all three actors are new to television roles.

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The magazine also details how Kampa will appear in episodes that chart how the British Royal Family coped with the tragic death of William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in August 1997.

The part of Prince Harry, however, has not yet been filled for Season 6.

Who else will take over key roles in season five and six?

It has previously been confirmed that Elizabeth Debicki will take over the role of Diana, Princess of Wales from Emma Corrin.

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“Princess Diana’s spirit, her words and her actions live in the hearts of so many. It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one,” the 31-year-old Australian actress said in a statement via Netflix.

As for Prince Charles, Dominic West, known for his roles in the BBC’s The Pursuit of Love and the latest Downton Abbey movie, will star opposite Debicki in seasons five and six, taking over the role from Josh O’Connor.

 

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Imelda Staunton will succeed Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II for Season 5 and Season 6, and speaking about the news when it first broke, Staunton said:

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“I have loved watching The Crown from the very start. 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 honoured to be joining such an exceptional creative team and to be taking The Crown to its conclusion.”

But while season five is anticipated this year, there is unfortunately still no trailer for season six of The Crown, as it is currently in production.

And Netflix are also still to confirm a release date for either season, though it is unfortunately unlikely that season six will hit screens before 2023, if not 2024.