‘The Crown’ To Return For Season 6 After Creator Peter Morgan Reverses Decision To End At 5!
It seems that ‘The Crown‘ has returned to the original plan of airing 6 Seasons after creator Peter Morgan changes his mind about bringing the story to a close at the end of Season 5.
The original order from Netflix for the royal drama had been for six seasons of ten episodes each. However, back in January when Morgan first began looking at the stories for the upcoming seasons, he had said that he had decided that he actually thought season five would be the “perfect time and place to stop.” But today, he has changed his mind again, stating “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. 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 Crown’ tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. We don’t know exactly at what point Morgan does plan to end the drama yet, but each previous season has covered around 10 years of history (plus or minus a few years). Season 1 goes from 1947 to 1955, with Season 2 covering 1956 to 1964, and Season 3 from 1964 to 1977.
The upcoming 4th Season is expected to cover the late 70s and 80s. We know Gillian Anderson has been cast as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, so it’s possible that season may lead up to her resignation in 1990 or could stop before then. Season 4 will be the final season for Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter and the rest of the current cast, as a new, more age-appropriate group of actors are brought in for the final two seasons.
The Season 5 cast should now continue on to the 6th and final season, which sees Imelda Staunton take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II, with Lesley Manville taking on the part of Princess Margaret. We don’t know in what year that final season will end, however, the Queen did have her Golden Jubilee in 2002, so that seems to us to be the obvious place to stop, and would fit the timeline of previous seasons. We shall have to wait and see though.
The 4th Season did manage to wrap filming just before the pandemic lockdown in March, so principal photography is complete. The series usually airs around November/December time on Netflix, so hopefully, that should mean it is still on track to broadcast in late 2020.
‘The Crown‘ Seasons 1 to 3 are available to stream on Netflix right now.
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