The Crown will wrap up after season 6 (Picture: Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix/Kobal/Rex)
The real reason why The Crown won’t continue after season 6 on Netflix has been revealed, despite fans desperately hoping the royal drama will keep going to the present day.
Last year, the fourth season of The Crown was released, transporting viewers to a period set between the late 1970s and the early 1990s.
Emma Corrin was introduced as the young Princess Diana, while Olivia Colman reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II for the last time before being replaced by Imelda Staunton in season five.
It has already been confirmed that the show will end with its sixth outing, following the members of the royal family into the early 2000s.
For fans holding out hope that it could keep going, executive producer Suzanne Mackie has outlined why that unfortunately won’t be feasible.
Speaking to Broadcast, Suzanne explained that creator Peter Morgan is unable to write about events unless a certain amount of time has passed in order to ‘gain a proper perspective’, as reported by RadioTimes.com.
Emma Corrin had a standout performance in season 4 as Princess Diana (Picture: Des Willie/Netflix)
‘Peter has said it very articulately, that he simply can’t write something unless there has been time to gain a proper perspective,’ she said.
‘And I think he’s always felt 10 years is the minimum amount of time that he can see something in a historical context, to allow him to really understand it. I don’t think he’ll deviate from that.’
Suzanne praised Peter for the way in which he ‘gets underneath’ stories and is able to ‘understand the landscape in a more nuanced, complex, surprising way’.
‘The minute he starts trying to do that sooner, it will inevitably feel contrived or artificial. So, although this has been an absolute career highlight for me, it will absolutely be time to move on,’ she added.
It was recently announced that Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller had been cast as former Prime Minister John Major in season five.
He will join Imelda as the monarch, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.
It’s been rumoured that Dominic West will take on the role of an older Prince Charles, with Variety reporting in October 2020 that he was in discussions for the role.
It’s believed that The Crown season five will launch on Netflix in 2022, although an official release date hasn’t been announced.
Seasons one to four of The Crown are available to watch on Netflix.
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