Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on September 8 at the age of 96. his family confirmed it in a statement. “The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” the statement continued. The news sparked an outpouring of responses from royals and celebrities around the world. If you got to know the royal family (as many viewers did) through the Emmy-winning Netflix series The crown, You may be wondering: what will it be like? The crown deal with the death of the Queen?
The show doesn’t claim to be a completely accurate account of the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, of course. A Netflix spokesperson once said Variety it is “a work of fiction that is largely based on historical fact.” But he tries to get closer with the help of “a dozen exceptionally brilliant researchers, script editors and historians,” said executive producer Peter Morgan. The Hollywood Reporter.
In other words, an event as significant as the death of Queen Elizabeth II would definitely be explored in detail by The crown – if the show had plans to cover this part of the story, that is. However, Morgan never intended to The crown being so close to the modern age. “I try to stay focused on the story and not the present,” she said. The Hollywood Reporter. “I like to make sure there’s at least one generation between the events I write about and what’s going on around me.”
The crown Season 5, which debuts in November, will reportedly include the death of Princess Diana, which occurred in 1997, with Season 6 going as far as the early years, according to Deadline. The sixth and final season “will not bring us any closer to the present,” Morgan reiterated to the outlet. “It will simply allow us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
While you can be sure Morgan isn’t rushing to make any edits or changes to the script, The crown may still be affected by the death of Queen Elizabeth II in a major way. A source recently said the new york post that the program has its “own version of Operation London Bridge”, referring to the protocol (discussed in The crown) of what should happen after the death of the monarch. “This is particularly pertinent if we are filming,” the source added. “Filming will shut down immediately if we are in production, for at least a week. There would also be a lot of discussion about when to restart.” According to Deadline, filming for season 6 is scheduled for later this year, so the next delivery could be affected by the news of the Queen’s death.
Even though Season 5 is only two months away, the crown reported that Operation London Bridge could also include other changes, such as postponing the season premiere out of respect for the royal family. It wouldn’t be the first time a royal-related project has been delayed for this reason. Last year, for example, Netflix indefinitely postponed the premiere of the UK Channel 5 documentary, Diana: the interview that shocked the world, following the death of Prince Philip, and today, the document is not broadcast on Netflix. Of course, this wasn’t a Netflix original like The crown it is, but it still shows that the streamer treads carefully when the royal family is involved.