The Crown has eyes on Dominic West to be the show's final Prince Charles. The English actor, best known from The Wire, is reportedly nearing a deal to portray the Prince of Wales in seasons 5 and 6. If the casting moves forward, West would fill a major role in The Crown's decisive final run.

The Crown: Dominic West cast as Prince Charles?

Variety has confirmed reports that West is in "late-stage discussions" for the part, but that pen has not yet been put to paper. The series moves on from Josh O'Connor's portrayal of Prince Charles following season 4, which premieres on Netflix next month.

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Dominic West cast as Prince Charles in The Crown seasons 5 & 6?

The Crown had been busy assembling its final cast in recent months, but all had been quiet on the topic of an actor for Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton), Prince Philip (Jonathan Pryce), and Princess Margaret (Lesley Manville) are all set, as is Charles's wife, Princess Diana, who will be played by Elizabeth Debicki in seasons 5 and 6.

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The Crown season 4 hits Netflix on Nov. 15. It introduces Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and covers the royal wedding of the 1980s, before seasons 5 and 6 move into the 1990s and early 2000s. See the final trailer for season 4 here.

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West, a 51-year-old English actor, is best known for roles on TV series The Wire and The Affair. He's also appeared in blockbusters including 300 and John Carter, as well as The Hour, the BBC's Les Misérables, and, currently, Brassic. In recent weeks, he's also made headlines amid trouble in his personal life.