“The Crown”: For this reason, the story ends before Duchess Meghan

“The Crown”
Because of this, the story ends before Duchess Meghan

The life of the British royal family is examined in the Netflix series “The Crown”.

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The story of “The Crown” is slated to end in the early 2000s. There’s a good reason for that, as one producer has now revealed.

Six seasons of the popular Netflix production “The Crown” are planned. The period of the series should extend to the beginning of the 2000s. Prince William (38) and Prince Harry (36) can only be seen as teenagers. Duchess Meghan (39) and the associated Megxit are not discussed – which has its reasons. The creator of the series, Peter Morgan (58), said very clearly, “that he cannot write about something if he has not had the time to form a correct opinion,” said producer Suzanne Mackie (35) according to the British Daily Mail talking to “broadcast”.

She believes Morgan “always thought that it had to be at least ten years ago to see something in historical context for him to really understand it.” The producer thinks it is unlikely that he will change his mind. Mackie also feared that the plot would feel artificial if the script of the series was too close to current events.

Filming for the fifth season should begin in the summer

The series “The Crown” was supposed to end after five seasons. But in July 2020, the streaming service announced that there would be a sixth and final. The filming of the long-awaited fifth season should start in the summer of 2021. The new consequences can only be expected in the course of the coming year.

The fifth season focuses on the years between 1990 and 1997. Imelda Staunton (65) slips into the role of Queen Elizabeth II (95), Prince Philip (1921-2021), who died this year, is played by Jonathan Pryce (74). Elizabeth Debicki (30) can be seen as Princess Diana (1961-1997), Dominic West (51) was cast for the role of her husband Prince Charles (72).