It’s time to bow down to a new queen.
On July 30, Netflix released the first look of Harry Potter actress Imelda Staunton‘s transformation into Queen Elizabeth II, a much anticipated image as Staunton’s casting was first teased back in November 2019.
In the first glimpse, Staunton donned the queen’s signature short bob, pearls and yellow-patterned outfit. But she’s certainly not the first to hold the throne as part of the Netflix series: Prior to Staunton’s reign, Claire Foy and Olivia Colman played Queen Elizabeth.
And it appears Colman is excited to hand over her crown. “Imelda is extraordinary,” she raved to the Radio Times in December, “and she’s going to do it all much better than me. I can’t wait to watch what she does.”
Of course, Staunton’s first pic as the queen isn’t the only tease we’ve gotten for season five.