Production on The Crown expected to pause after death of the Queen

TV series The Crown is expecting to halt production of its latest season following the death of the Queen yesterday.

The show’s creator, Peter Morgan, announced he thought filming would pause on its sixth and final season out of respect for the Queen.

Morgan said The Crown was a love letter to the Queen. The series celebrates her monumental reign.

He added: “I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect.

“I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”

Her majesty had been a lifelong source of inspiration for the show.

It tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 up to the early 2000s.

The show has won a variety of awards including Golden Globes, Emmys and Critics Choice awards.

According to reports, the Queen had watched the first season of the show after being encouraged to do so by her youngest son and her daughter-in-law, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

A senior royal source revealed the Earl and the Countess had loved The Crown and organised a screening at the Queen’s private apartments at Windsor Castle.

They added: “They have a Netflix account and urged her to watch it with them. Happily, she really liked it, although obviously there were some depictions of events that she found too heavily dramatised.”

In the wake of the Queen’s death, people remember her famous skit alongside Paddington Bear which was released as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

The clip saw Paddington have a lunch of marmalade sandwiches with Her Majesty in Buckingham Palace.

At the end, Paddington wished the Queen a happy jubilee stating: “Thank you ma’am, for everything.”

Those words were used once again by the character’s official Twitter account in a tribute to the Queen.

The Queen died at 96 at her holiday home in Balmoral, putting an end to her 70-year-long reign.

Feature image courtesy of Netflix, via YouTube

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