The Crown to end after Season 5, in all probability, before the era of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'Megxit'

The Crown to end after Season 5, in all probability, before the era of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'Megxit'

Netflix's award-winning series, The Crown, will not go into six seasons after all, as planned initially by its creator, Peter Morgan. Netflix recently announced that the extravagantly-mounted show will end after the yet-to-start-filming Season 5. Season 3 of The Crown premiered on the streaming platform recently. The makers simultaneously completed filming Season 4 along with Season 3.

Netflix also revealed that British actress Imelda Staunton will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, who's portraying the Queen in Seasons 3 and 4. Staunton is best-known for playing the hateful Professor Dolores Umbridge, the teacher for Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts.

The cancelling of Season 6 of the show can only mean one thing —the show plans to end with the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, or, maybe it will depict the marriages of the two Princes, William and Harry, if it dares to venture further.

It will certainly, however, not show the married life of Prince Harry, what with the Prince and his wife Meghan Markle's controversial exit from the British Monarchy, termed the unsavoury 'Megxit' in the media. Nor will it touch upon Prince Andrew's friendship with the convicted sex offender, the late Jeffrey Epstein.

Which makes one wonder - was the cancellation of Season 6 a result of the streaming giant bowing to the Queen's wishes to desist from dramatising the recent unsavoury events in the annals of the monarchy? We'll never know, shall we?


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