The Crown was filming its fifth season when Queen Elizabeth passed away. While in the past she has shown a harsh portrayal of the regent, will she change in the future?
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced, The Crown – a Netflix series that tells the life of the monarch from her youth using various actresses to cover various eras – stopped production. The creator of the work Peter Morgan – who is of British origin – wrote: “ The Crown is a love letter to her and I have nothing to add, only silence and respect. I hope we will stop filming out of respect as well.” Indeed, filming stopped on September 9, and according to other reports, it would also stop on September 19, the day of the Queen‘s funeral.
The Crown has shown a divisive portrait of the Queen. While some have applauded the interpretations given by Claire Foy (who played her for the first two seasons) and Olivia Coleman (who took over in seasons 4 and 5), others have pointed out their inconsistencies with the story, highlighting that it is primarily a fictional series. Similarly, some point out that the portrayal of the Queen is not completely flattering, particularly when it comes to Princess Diana, a part of her story that will be told in season 5.
The production of season 5 concluded a few months ago, and the series will be ready to premiere in November 2022, as confirmed by Netflix. Therefore, no changes to the story or the portrayal of the Queen are expected, who will now be played by Imelda Staunton (best remembered for her role as Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films ).
In September of last year, Netflix released a special video with Staunton confirming the start of production on Season 5. However, a long-awaited trailer has not been released. If Netflix was going to release one, maybe wait a little longer before doing so and start promoting the series. It is not expected that there will be a delay with its premiere.
Production on the sixth – and final – the season is currently underway, and despite the brief hiatus, no changes to the narrative or scripts are expected, though Morgan may add something extra to the finale as a tribute to the film. regent.
Did the queen watch The Crown?
According to a report by ABC correspondent George Jobson , Queen Elizabeth supposedly liked to watch The Crown on Sundays. Likewise, reports emerged that she was aware that many people watched the series believing that the narrated events are real.
Matt Smith , who played Prince Philip – husband of the monarch – alluded to these rumors during an interview on the Today program. “I heard the Queen had seen it, yes, and she used to watch it on a projector on Sunday nights, apparently.”
On the other hand, Smith revealed that Prince Harry approached him and said ” Grandpa “, because he had seen the program. He likewise claimed that Prince Felipe did not see him.