Recently, the popular streaming platform Netflix has announced that ‘The Crown’ would stretch till season 6 and not necessarily season 5 as declared earlier.
Backing the previous plan
On Thursday, the producer behind the drama, Peter Morgan told, “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”.
What about Megxit?
Meanwhile, the executive producer revealed that the plot won’t depict the present chapters from the life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who acknowledged, “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”.
The succeeding developments
Seasons 1 and 2 of the show starred Claire Foy in the role of Queen Elizabeth and projected her reign starting from 1952 till the mid-1960s. In season 3, Olivia Coleman replaced the character while Helena Bonham Carter played Princess Margaret and Tobias Menzies took over as Prince Philip. The season showcased events happening from the mid-’60s till the late ’70s.
To speak about Season 4, it finished shooting just before the global pandemic, which would venture into the 1980s introducing Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. It is scheduled to release later in 2020. Well, in season 5, Harry Potter alum Imelda Staunton is expected to play Elizabeth.
In a different note
On the other hand, Jared Harris who’s playing George VI on the series addressed the royal couple’s decision to step down from their royal duties while speaking to Us Weekly in February. As the actor thought to express his personal views on the matter, he remarked, “You have to look at the decision in the context of what happened to his mother [Princess Diana]. And if he thinks the same thing might be happening to his wife, he’s gotta protect her. He’s doing the right thing.”