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The Crown will cease production after Queen’s death

The Crown is expected to be on hiatus in production for Season 6 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, whose devotion to royal tradition and stiff upper lip in the face of family scandals endeared her to generations of Brits, died on September 8. She was 96 years old.

That The royal family announced her death from Balmoral Castle, her beloved summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her after her deteriorating health.

“‘The Crown’ is a love letter to her and I have nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we’ll stop filming out of respect too,” Peter Morgan, writer for the popular Netflix show, told Deadline.

Season 6 is scheduled for release in 2023. Meanwhile, Season 5 is slated to premiere on the streamer in November.

Morgan, who also wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Her Majesty, declined to comment further on the monarch’s death.

Netflix did not respond to Post’s request for comment.

The Queen was portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two seasons of the popular show.


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In seasons 3 and 4, Olivia Colman appeared in her middle age to play the role of Her Majesty.


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Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch in British history.


The producers of The Crown had been preparing for Operation London Bridge, the protocol that will determine what will happen from the moment the Queen dies until Prince Charles is proclaimed King.

“We have our own version of Operation London Bridge,” a show insider told The Post. “This is particularly relevant when we are filming. Filming will stop immediately if we are in production for at least a week. There would also be a lot of discussion about when to restart.”

The award-winning TV show said Rufus Kampa, 16, will play Prince William from the age of 15, while actor Ed McVey, 21, will play him in his late teens to early 20s, Deadline reported last week.

Meg Bellamy will play Duchess Kate Middleton as a young woman.

The upcoming season will see Princess Diana, Prince Charles and the rest of the ‘company’ grappling with the issues that hit them in the 1990s, while Season 6 moves into modern times and chronicles the conflicts they faced in the 1990s 21st century encounter.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/the-crown-will-halt-production-in-wake-of-queens-death/ The Crown will cease production after Queen’s death

Emma Bowman

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