‘The Crown’ Is Getting Another Season, But Will It Bring In Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of

Netflix’s The Crown has led to lots of success, with main awards and a ton of followers. It was a little bit of a bummer for audiences to search out out that there was solely going to be 5 seasons of the collection. However, now followers can have fun. The collection added a sixth season to raised inform the story of the royal household. However, don’t maintain your breath for an look by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 

Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of 'The Crown'
Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II in Season Three of ‘The Crown’ | Sophie Mutevelian / Netflix

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Netflix added an additional season to ‘The Crown’

According to The Hollywood Reporter on July 9, Netflix added a sixth season to The Crown. Creators initially introduced that Season 5 can be their final.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, 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,” creator and showrunner Peter Morgan instructed the publication.

The collection is exclusive as a result of each two seasons a brand new solid takes on the roles of the royal household to point out the passing of time. The first two seasons had Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Vanessa Kirby performed  Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (the Queen’s sister). 

For Season Three and the upcoming fourth season, Olivia Coleman took on the function of Queen Elizabeth II, with Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. 

The Crown retains elevating the bar with every new season,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of authentic content material instructed The Hollywood Reporter. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the upcoming fourth season, and we’re proud to support Peter’s vision and the phenomenal cast and crew for a sixth and final season.”

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Another season was at all times a chance that creators didn’t rule out

Season 5 was introduced because the finale season of the present again in January. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II and Lesley Manville will painting Princess Margaret. Even although Netflix was going to present it 5 seasons, extra wasn’t thrown off the desk.

In March, Deadline reported that producer Andy Harries talked about one other streaming web site choosing up the present.

“That’s a really cheeky query. It’s fairly well-known that Left Bank retained the rights to The Crown… The plan is ongoing,” he mentioned at a Banff Media Festival; he’s CEO of Left Bank Pictures. “It’s still exclusively on Netflix and it stays there for the moment.”

This sixth season remains to be staying with Netflix completely.

When the fifth season was introduced as the ultimate one in January, Morgan shared in an announcement that it simply appeared like a superb time to finish. Even although they’d got down to do two seasons per solid for no matter time interval they had been working in (i.e. Foy for the primary two, Coleman for 3 and 4, after which Staunton for 5 and 6). 

“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” he mentioned on the time. Now, it appears, they need to take the complete six seasons to inform their story.

However, this new season gained’t carry followers to present-day royal scandals

The sixth season will finish the collection within the early 2000s in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. This clearly gained’t carry the present into present-day controversies reminiscent of Prince Andrew’s affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein or Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. 

“To be clear, season six will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail,” Morgan emphasised.

Helena Boham-Carter as Princess Margaret, 'The Crown' Season 3.Helena Boham-Carter as Princess Margaret, 'The Crown' Season 3.
Helena Boham-Carter as Princess Margaret, ‘The Crown’ Season 3 | Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix

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Morgan has at all times proven a disinterest in wanting to inform any type of the royal’s story in modern-day territory. He mentioned it will really feel too “journalistic” to take action, versus a story Netflix collection. 

“I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period,” he instructed Entertainment Weekly. “Because it’s too close to the moment. If you wait a certain amount of time, if you allow fifteen or twenty years, basically a generation, between you and [the events] then you can write about it somewhat freely as drama.”

He mentioned to attend 20 years earlier than bearing on Harry and Meghan.

“I don’t know what there is to say about Meghan Markle at the moment,” he mentioned. “I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t presume. She’ll only become interesting once we’ve had twenty years to digest who she is and what her impact has been.”

So, in brief, if you would like your Meghan repair, you’ll have to stay to Lifetime films.

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