Less than a week after The Crown season three premiere, Netflix is already supposedly looking for Olivia Colman’s successor as Queen Elizabeth.
The streaming service is reportedly in talks with Imelda Staunton to take over the role in season five of the popular series, according to The Daily Mail. But without confirmation from the ’Flix, this news certainly has to fall in the “casting rumors” category for now.
The 63-year-old actress is widely recognized for playing Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Staunton also voiced Aunt Lucy in Paddington and Paddington 2 and played Lady Bagshaw in the Downton Abbey movie.
Queen Elizabeth was originally played by Claire Foy in seasons one and two of The Crown. Since the show features a major time jump, Netflix hired Colman for seasons three and four and will likely bring in another actress (Staunton, perhaps?) for any additional installments.