“The Crown,” the hit drama about Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that molded it, will probably stop production on Season 6 following the death of the Queen, sources near maker Peter Morgan affirmed. Netflix has not yet made an announcement.
The monarch, who climbed the lofty position in 1952, was the world’s oldest reigning monarch at age 96. She passed on encompassed by her family at Balmoral, her palace in the Scottish Highlands, the family declared on Thursday. Her oldest child, King Charles III, succeeds her.
Her death comes in front of Season 5 of the Netflix show, which is set to debut in November and element another cast. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce will depict Prince Philip, Dominic West will star as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki stars at Princess Diana. Olivia Williams has been given a role as Camilla Parker Bowles and Jonny Lee Miller will show up as Prime Minister John Major.
Albeit the subtleties have been stayed silent, the season will apparently zero in on the 1990s, paving the way to Diana’s demise in 1997. Season 6 as of late cast 16-year-old Rufus Kampa as Prince Harry and 21-year-old Ed McVey as Prince William, implying that the season will investigate the fallout of Diana’s demise and the young men’s lives in the mid 2000s.
Despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth II never talked freely about “The Crown,” Claire Foy, who played her in 2016’s most memorable time of the show, expressed one year after the fact that she “would detest the possibility of her watching it.”
“When you’re playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish,” she told Town & Country at the time. “I don’t want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So, I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything.”