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The Crown Will Likely Pause Filming Out of Respect to Queen Elizabeth II

Season 6 of the Netflix original is expected to halt production in the wake of the monarch's death.
  • Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. (Photo: Netflix)
    Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. (Photo: Netflix)

    Royal family drama series The Crown will likely pause filming in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death, says show creator Peter Morgan. 

    In an email message today, Morgan expressed his sadness about the loss of the monarch and revealed that production on Season 6 of The Crown may halt in deference to the late queen. 

    "The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect," he wrote. "I expect we will stop filming out of respect too." Morgan has stated he won't be making any further comments about the Queen's death at this time.

    Season 6 was expected to begin production this fall, though Morgan's message makes it seem as though the show had already entered production at the time of the Queen's death. The Crown's sixth season recently found its young Prince William and Kate Middleton.

    Three actresses have filled Elizabeth's shoes on The Crown thus far; Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton, who will take the throne in November when the series' fifth season premieres. 

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The Crown, Netflix, Queen Elizabeth II