Following the shocking death of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, the smash-hit Netflix series known for its riveting portrayal of the Royal Family, has announced that it will momentarily pause The Crown season 6 — the show’s final season.
TV Line reports that its sister site, Deadline, received an email from Peter Morgan, the screenwriter of the Emmy-winning series. In the email, Morgan gave a brief update about the future of his show, as well as how he feels about the sudden passing of such a historical figure.
“The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” Morgan expressed. “I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”
Regarding the current status of The Crown season 6, the show will still carry on with its story as initially planned, meaning audiences can expect to explore the ever-shifting dynamics of the Royal Family.
The Crown season 6 pauses production
We assume The Crown season 6 will entail the fallout of the late Princess Diana’s death, the politics involving the commonwealth, the growing concern over the media’s refusal to respect the family’s privacy, and, of course, the continued reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Additionally, following the news that Netflix found the actors who will play a younger Prince Williams and Kate Middleton, we assume that The Crown‘s sixth season will also depict the lives of the royal couple when they were teenagers and/or young adults.
Beyond his current announcement that the sixth season of The Crown will enter a brief hiatus, Morgan has yet to speak more about the upcoming season nor has he spoken about what other historical events the series will depict. However, years ago, Morgan did predict that when the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing arrives, he will show nothing but the utmost respect for the Queen and her family in his work.
“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,” Morgan told Deadline at the time. “She’s a global figure, and it’s what we should do.”
Peter Morgan’s respect for the late Queen may extend into the screenwriter deciding against showing her death on the Netflix series in any future season, as Morgan did previously state that recent events involving the Royal Family aren’t necessarily his cup of tea.
“Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end,” Morgan stated during his interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago. I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance.”
Stay tuned for more updates surrounding The Crown season 6.