"I'm writing it exactly as I wrote it before," Peter Morgan tells The Hollywood Reporter of making Seasons 5 and 6 in the coroanvirus era. "I'm making no concessions whatsoever in terms of international locations, in terms of extras, in terms of size. If anything, the show's getting bigger. So I am absolutely banking on there being not just a vaccine, but that the vaccine has had global dissemination by that point." As for why Morgan went from a six-season plan to five seasons and back to six seasons, he says: "That's me being exhausted, and the truth is people have just been so supportive and so kind. They were so kind to go with me on the five-season version. That was an act of generosity because it was always pitched as being six seasons and always imagined to be that. And then I think they just looked at the state I was in, which is a classic showrunner look. You look slightly green and yellow and you have bags under your eyes, and you look at least 10 years older than you actually are. At that point, people say, 'Just let the poor man out of his misery.' But then in the course of meeting the actors, they were all furious they were only getting one season. (Laughs.) They were like, 'Well, that's not fair. How come Claire Foy gets two and Olivia Colman gets two and I only get one?'"