Dominic West in Talks to Star in Seasons 5 and 6 of “The Crown”

Dominic West. Photo by Dan Rowley/Shutterstock (10486907aq)

Netflix’s acclaimed Royal family drama has cast Dominic West. It is reported that the actor is in late-stage discussions for the role of Prince Charles in the final two seasons of the drama. 

News of the casting comes just under a month before the series returns for season 4 on November 15. 

The Crown was originally planned to run for five seasons but showrunner Peter Morgan confirmed that the drama will come back for a sixth and final season earlier this year. 

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” Morgan said.

Seasons 5 and 6 will also star Imelda Staunton as the new Queen Elizabeth II, with Leslie Manville set to play Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce portraying Prince Philip.