Author and royal expert Omid Scobie has said he has heard rumours of Netflix considering extending the timeline of The Crown into the adult life of Princes Harry and William.
The streaming platform is reportedly considering cashing in on the rampant popularity of The Crown and extending past the previous intent of stopping at the death of Princess Diana, according to Scobie.
During his podcast the HeirPod, the ABC royal contributor talked about how Prince Harry was aware of the first season, but that he has become wearier as the show deals with more direct aspects of his life.
Scobie went on to say: ‘Seasons five and six have been confirmed and there has even talk that the show… I think originally it was reported that it would stop before William and Harry become adults, I’ve certainly heard there is talked within Netflix about the possibility that the show might be extended.’
He added: ‘When you think of how much controversy this present season has caused, this is going to be a presence in members of the Royal Family lives for some time.’
Controversy has followed the current season of The Crown closely. Presenter Piers Morgan has called the show ‘grotesquely unfair’ to the Queen.
Elsewhere, journalist Andrew Marr called the season’s latest season ‘sadistic’.
An extension would not be new for the show either. The series was meant to be finishing in season five, but was later extended to a sixth.
The show, of course, also isn’t a stranger to long time shifts. It jumped between season two and season three with a change to the main cast to look visibly older.
Oscar-winner Olivia Colman took over the role of the Queen from Claire Foy, while Vanessa Kirby was replaced by Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, and Matt Smith’s Prince Philip is currently played by Tobias Menzies.
In season five, it has been confirmed that Colman will be replaced by Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville will succeed Bonham Carter and Jonathan Pryce will take over from Menzies.
If this all does go ahead, who could play the royal brothers?
And would it go all the way up to the split of Harry from the family along with wife Meghan Markle? For that, we will have to wait and see.
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