The Affair and The Wire star Dominic West is reportedly in talks to play Britain's Prince Charles in seasons five and six of the Netflix series The Crown.

The news was first reported by British tabloid The Sun.

If West signs up for the final two seasons of The Crown, he will join Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.

The fourth season of The Crown will premiere on Netflix on November 15.

The new series of the hit drama will cover Queen Elizabeth II's reign in the late 70s and early 80s as intense divisions grow within the British royal family.

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In a statement, Netflix said: "As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor), who is still unmarried at 30.

"As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen, which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth.

"While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairy-tale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided."

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