It’s time to bow to a new queen.
On July 30th, Netflix released the Harry Potter actress’ first look Imelda Staunton‘s transformation into Queen Elizabeth the second, a highly anticipated picture when Staunton’s casting was teased for the first time back in November 2019.
At first glance, Staunton wore the Queen’s signature short bob, pearls, and a yellow patterned outfit. But she is certainly not the first to take the throne as part of the Netflix series: Before Staunton’s reign Claire Foy and Olivia Colman played Queen Elizabeth.
And it seems Colman is excited to hand over her crown. “Imelda is extraordinary,” she gushed the Radio Times in December, “and she will do everything a lot better than me. I can’t wait to see what she does.”
Of course, Staunton’s first picture as Queen isn’t the only ridicule we’ve got for season five.