'The Crown' to end after Season 6: Explains the makers of the show
The Crown premiered in 2016 portrayed the Royal family through several time periods
Season 5 of The Crown is expected to explore the early 1990s — a hugely turbulent period for the Royal Family
The makers of the show have decided to end if after the sixth season.
Premiering in 2016, the Netflix series The Crown has portrayed the Royal family through several time periods. It started in the late 1940s and early 1950s with Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip’s marriage and early careers in season 1 followed by the relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles in season 4. As for season 5, it expected to delve into the early 1990s — a hugely turbulent period for the Royal Family as it witnessed the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
However, even after the insane popularity, the makers of the show have decided to end if after the sixth season. The executive producer of The Crown has explained in an interview with Broadcast Now that the hit Netflix series will come to an end after six seasons.
“Peter has said it very articulately, that he simply can’t write something unless there has been time to gain a proper perspective,” said producer Suzanne Mackie.
She continued, “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.”
“We all know these stories, but what Peter does so brilliantly is get underneath that, and 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,” Mackie further added.
Previously it was announced that The Crown would end after the fifth season, however, show creator Peter Morgan announced last year in July that he had changed his mind and decided to end the hit series after season six.
“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” Morgan told ANI.