Netflix respond to reports The Crown has found its next Queen Elizabeth 2 weeks ago

Netflix respond to reports The Crown has found its next Queen Elizabeth

Netflix have responded to reports Imelda Staunton is set to join The Crown. 

Earlier this week, there were reports that the actress would be Olivia Colman's successor as Queen Elizabeth II in seasons five and six of the royal drama.

However, a spokesperson for the streaming service told DigitalSpy that the reports were "pure speculation".

“We are currently filming season four of The Crown, but have not commissioned any further seasons as yet," they said.

The third season arrived on Netflix earlier this month.

The new season sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain.

From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age - the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s - Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

And with the new season comes a number of big casting changes, as well.

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies have been confirmed to be taking over the roles of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip from Claire Foy and Matt Smith.

Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter will be stepping into the role of Princess Margaret, which was previously played by Vanessa Kirby.

Josh O'Connor has also been confirmed to be playing Prince Charles, while Princess Anne will be played by Erin Doherty.

You can check out the trailer for the latest season of The Crown below.