The Crown; a Netflix show starring Claire Foy as a younger version of both Princess and Queen Elizabeth, and Olivia Colman as the reigning Queen started off by keeping every scenario in mind, should a circumstance occur seeing that the show is far from fiction.
The upcoming season of the series brings us The Queen of the current age and Netflix found their Queen in Imelda Staunton. Season five premiering in November brings forth a new era for fans of The Crown. The show has been ongoing since 2016, giving us insight into the royal family. The series showed us the ups and downs of the family; the struggles faced by the queen for holding such power and being a woman to do so.
Not only has the Queen been shown as a symbol of strength, but she has also been shown that symbols of vigor can also require support.
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A Trip Through The Queen’s Years
Claire Foy portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in seasons one and two, giving us Matt Smith as the Duke Of Edinburgh. Olivia Colman brought life to Her Majesty’s character in seasons three and four with Tobias Menzies as Prince Phillip. The latest season brought to us the dynamic characters of Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher with a chair-grabbing story representation.
For a show based purely on historical events and catching up to the current ones, taking into consideration every possibility is the right decision to make. Peter Morgan does not hesitate to be prepared for the same. Being the writer of The Crown, he has viewed the scenario of if The Queen were to pass during the run of the drama series.
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The Running Reign Of The Crown
If within the ongoing run of the show, Queen Elizabeth II were to pass away, the show would come to an immediate halt in honor of Her Majesty however it would not end. The Crown; as the name suggests, is a series not about The Queen, but the politics taking place within the democratic monarchy of the UK.
Morgan states that if the unfortunate demise were to occur, it would not be the end of the show.
”She’s an extraordinary woman and people will be upset,” Stephen Daldry; director of the first few episodes and one of the architects of The Crown stated once.
Peter Morgan described the show as a love letter to The Queen and has full intentions to keep writing more even if there were obstacles in their way.
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The Crown Without The Wearer
Referring to age beyond Queen Elizabeth II herself would be a difficult notion to imagine however as writers of a show revolving around The Queen Of England, they made the difficult decisions and pre-planned taking into consideration the success of the show.
The fifth season of The Crown is right around the corner and will premier in November ’22 with a dramatic and gripping course of reality within the UK’s politics.
The Crown remains to be a show about the heavy back and forth between both the royal family and the government and the crown itself. If The Queen were to pass, it would remain strong in its goal and continue writing in honor of her.