Production of The Crown is likely to cease after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II temporarily.
On Thursday 8 September 2022, The Queen passed away at the age of 96.
The news broke via a Twitter post from the Royal Family.
Prince Charles released a statement following his mother's death which read:
"The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother.
"I know her loss will deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
"During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held."
The Crown to cease production
The Crown is a hit drama series focusing on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her time on the throne.
As the series goes through multiple decades, the cast often changes as time moves forward.
Season five was due to land on Netflix in November, with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.
It focuses on the 1990s and the death of Princess Diana as well as how the aftermath impacted her family.
Variety reports that sources close to series creator Peter Morgan have confirmed that production will cease on season five for the moment.
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