Now that season 5 is set to begin production, producers of the hit British show, “The Crown” revealed that they will not go past six seasons no matter how popular the show is.
In an interview with Broadcast, producer Suzanne Mackie revealed that showrunner Peter Morgan has stressed that he has no intention to take the period drama beyond the early 2000s.
“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. “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.”
Mackie stated that Morgan has told the story of the Crown brilliantly and believe that the showrunner will not deviate from it.
It is noted that season 5 is set to begin filming this month, with Imelda Staunton to take over as Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, who previously succeeded Claire Foy. The latter originally portrayed the role from the timeline of Her Majesty’s early reign until 1955.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Debicki will take on the role of Princess Diana from Emma Corrin, while Jonny Lee Miller joins the cast as Prime Minister John Major, Dominic West as Prince Charles, and Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret.