The Crown is a popular Netflix series that follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Soon after the first season of the show surfaced on the OTT platform, it created a buzz among the audience and it even garnered several awards and accolades. While the fans are currently awaiting the release of The Crown season 5, the news about Queen Elizabeth’s death hit the internet. Soon after the news about her death was announced, it was reported that the filming of the show will be paused.
According to Deadline, it was recently reported that The Crown creator Peter Morgan called off the show and added how it was a love letter to the late Queen. He stated, “I expect we will stop filming out of respect.” Moreover, Stephen Daldry, one of the architects of The Crown, back in 2016, stated how they would pay a simple tribute and a mark of respect whenever the time comes.
Daldry said, “None of us know when that time will come but it would be right and proper to show respect to the Queen. It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do.” he even reflected on how she was an extraordinary woman whose demise would surely make people upset. “She’s an extraordinary woman and people will be upset,” he added.
Moreover, the 5th season of The Crown is slated to hit screens this November. The season will cast an all-new cast including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles. Jonny Lee Miller will also appear as Prime Minister John Major.