10 TV Shows That Are FINALLY Ending

8. The Crown

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Though it "only" premiered back in 2016, it feels like The Crown has been on our screens for a damn long time, perhaps because its end-point has seemed within sight for almost three years now.

In early 2020, creator Peter Morgan stated that the historical drama series would end with its upcoming fifth season, deeming it the "perfect time and place to stop."

But a few months later, Morgan backpedalled and revealed that the show would indeed run for an additional season, with six seasons having been his original plan when conceiving the show.

Season five, set to premiere in November, will begin the show's final arc for Queen Elizabeth, now portrayed in the later decades of her life by the great Imelda Staunton, after Claire Foy and Olivia Colman played her in youth and middle-age respectively.

Season six began filming in August, meaning it likely won't air until late 2023 at the earliest, but it's nevertheless reassuring to know that the acclaimed series has an end-point.

Despite the sure temptation to drag the show on interminably in an attempt to forensically detail every major event in Elizabeth's life up to her recent death, it's good to know that Morgan will be employing a little restraint.

After all, six seasons is plenty, and the two-seasons-per-actor format has a neat, three-act structure to it.


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