When it comes to The crown, the break should come as no surprise. In 2016, Stephen Daldry, one of the directors of the show, told Deadline this production would stop when the queen died.
“None of us know when that time will come, but it would be right and proper to show the Queen some respect,” he said. “It would just be a tribute and a mark of respect. He’s a global figure and that’s what we should be doing.”
The crown, Netflix’s drama about the British monarchy, is slowly catching up with modern times. It is currently filming its fifth and final season, which will portray the royal family in the early to mid-1990s. Imelda Staunton will play the Queen, Dominic West Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki Princess Diana.
Some British critics have called The crown “fake story” and inaccurate, and the UK government even wanted Netflix to warn its viewers about its fictionalized narration. And on The Late Late Show with James CordenPrince Harry has said the series is fiction, but it gives a “rough idea” to show the pressures of “putting duty and service above family and everything else”.