Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair) is gearing up to play the iconic character in seasons five and six of The Crown, according to Variety. Although the deal hasn’t been finalized (at least not yet), the outlet confirmed that he’s in “late-stage discussions for the role.” *Takes bow*
The 51-year-old actor will star alongside Elizabeth Debicki, who will play Princess Diana in the final two seasons. Similar to previous installments, the episodes will feature a time jump, following the royal family through the ’90s and the early ’00s.
In addition to West and Debicki, seasons five and six of The Crown will also star Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip) and Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret).