The news is welcomed by long time fans of the show, which exploded in popularity when it was first released back in 2016. At the time, Claire Foy helmed the cast as a young Queen Elizabeth alongside Matt Smith as her husband, Prince Philip.
Since then, each season has covered off a defining period of Her Majesty's life, with the latest season, season four, reaching the early 1990s where tabloids were single-handedly fuelled by Princess Diana and Prince Charles' rocky marriage.
While the prequel is still in its infancy, it's easy to imagine how production will play out this time around. Given the series will focus on different Kings, the intrigue this time will not be about which actor will replace their younger character's counterpart, instead, it'll be around who will play the four key rulers.
In the meantime, we have no doubt season five of The Crown will grip fans like its predecessors. Season four drew more than 30 million viewers alone as Emma Corrin and Josh O'Connor took centre stage as Charles and Diana. Olivia Colman also earned the highest praise for her portrayal of The Queen—she took home an Emmy Award to cement the feat.
Season five will see Australian actor Elizabeth Debicki portray Princess Diana, while British screen legend Imelda Staunton will finish the series as the last Queen Elizabeth II.