‘The Crown’ Pauses Season 6 Production

A moment of silence. The Crown will pause production on season 6 after Queen Elizabeth II‘s death, series creator Peter Morgan announced.

The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” the producer, 59, told DeadlineA statement was made on Thursday, September 8th. “I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”

Season 5 of the Netflix series is scheduled to premiere in November. Season 6 is already in production. The new episodes will feature a new cast that portrays the late queen and her loved ones. Imelda StauntonFollowing the death of the monarch, the monarch was taken over. Olivia Colman‘s turn in seasons 3 and 4.

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in ‘The Crown.’
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Buckingham Palace announced the news of Elizabeth’s death at age 96 on Thursday, hours after revealing that she had been placed under medical supervision. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” read a statement. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Prince CharlesLater, his mother, Her Majesty The Queen, will take the throne. “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the Prince of Wales, 73, began in a statement. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

He added: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

The Crown Will Pause Season 5 Production 'Out of Respect for Queen Elizabeth II's Death

Queen Elizabeth II
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While The Crown has covered major events in the queen’s life since her 1952 accession to the throne, the series is not expected to include story lines that run through her death. Season 4, which aired from 2020 to 2020, was ended by Margaret Thatcher in 1990.Gillian Anderson) from the office of prime minister.

It’s not yet clear which years season 5 will encompass, but it seems likely that the new episodes will include the 1997 death of Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki), who was killed in a car crash in Paris.

Season 6 will feature older versions of Prince WilliamAnd finally, Duchess KateAs a character. Earlier in the month DeadlineIt was confirmed that newcomers are welcome Rufus KampaAnd Ed McVeyAs a young adult and teen, I will portray the Duke of Cambridge, 40. Meg BellamyShe will assume the role of duchess, also 40.