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The Crown pauses filming following passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Gregory Robinson

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The Crown pauses filming following passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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Netflix has confirmed that production has halted on the upcoming season of The Crown following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A representative for Netflix has confirmed to Tyla that filming has paused out of respect for Her Majesty. Production will also not take place on the day of the Queen's funeral - the exact of the ceremony date will be confirmed by Buckingham Palace in due course .

Claire Foy portrayed the Queen in The Crown. Credit: Netflix.
Claire Foy portrayed the Queen in The Crown. Credit: Netflix.

The statement reads: "As a mark of respect, filming on The Crown was suspended today (9 September). Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral."

On Thursday, after the Queen’s death was confirmed by Buckingham Palace, Peter Morgan, the creator and showrunner of The Crown shared his condolences in an email with Deadline.

The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too,” he said.

Over the course of her 70-year reign, the Queen and her family have been portrayed in a range of film and television productions, including the 2006 film, The Queen, which was also written by Morgan.

In seasons one and two, Claire Foy portrayed Queen Elizabeth from 1947 to 1964.

For the third and fourth seasons, taking place from 1964 to 1990, the Queen was played by Olivia Colman.

Olivia Colman took over the role of the Queen. Credit: Netflix.
Olivia Colman took over the role of the Queen. Credit: Netflix.

For the upcoming fifth and sixth seasons of The Crown, which will explore the Queen's life from the 1990s to the 2000s, Imelda Staunton is set to take over the role.

The Netflix period drama has been praised for its acting, writing, directing, and cinematography, winning numerous awards, including 21 Primetime Emmy Awards.

In what may come as a surprise to some, especially after the show received criticism for some inaccuracies in season four, the Queen was said to have enjoyed the show.

The Crown series five is set to hit Netflix this November, while the sixth season is set to air in 2023.

Netflix confirmed to Tyla that filming for series six only started this week.

The Queen died on Thursday. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.
The Queen died on Thursday. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

In early September, Netflix confirmed it had casted two previously unknown actors to play Prince William.

Rufus Kampa will portray him aged 15 and Ed McVey will take on the role on his later teenage years.

Meg Bellamy will star opposite McVey’s William as Kate.

The news of the Queen's death was confirmed by the Royal Family, who issued a statement in regard to the monarch’s passing on Twitter.

The statement read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

Topics: TV And Film, The Crown, Netflix

Gregory Robinson
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