How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Will Respect Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Queen Elizabeth from The Crown, Netflix

The Crown remains one of the most popular Netflix series on the platform. Yesterday, hearts broke all over the world when the royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away at 96 years old. Now, Netflix subscribers are curious to see how the series will respond to the Queen’s death.

Without a doubt, production on The Crown will be disrupted. But the future of the series itself remains a bit unclear. Keep reading to see what the production team had to say on the matter.

The Crown shuts down production amid the Queen’s passing

Since 2016, The Crown has portrayed a fictionalized account of Queen Elizabeth’s life and reign. CBR reports that Season 6 started filming this August. However, those plans are now on hold while the nation is in mourning. Show creator Peter Morgan has decided to pause out of respect.

The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” Morgan told Deadline. “I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”

This official statement coincides with previous claims made by the production team. Back in 2016, director Stephen Daldry said The Crown would pay its respects to the Queen and stop filming immediately if she passed away.

Queen Elizabeth from The Crown, Netflix
The Crown/Netflix

“It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do,” Daldry said at the time.

It’s not currently known when production will presume, or if it will presume at all.

After the Queen passed away, the skies over England filled with rainbows. Many believed that it was a sign that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was sending one final goodbye to her people.

The production staff on its quest to tell the story of the royal family

As The Crown inches closer to modern-day events, the production team has tried its best to find the right way to tell the story of the royals.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” Peter Morgan said in an interview.

The sixth season was anticipated to be the final one. But now, it could very well be a long time before Netflix subscribers get access to new episodes.

Are you eagerly anticipating new episodes of The Crown? There are many more exciting Netflix shows to explore while you wait for updates. Stay tuned for the latest information on Netflix releases and other fan-favorite TV shows.

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