About to premiere part one of sixth and final season“The Crown” had its ending changed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Creator and showrunner Peter Morgan revealed the information in an interview with Variety.
According to Morgan, it was impossible end the plot without talking about the death of the queen – even though the events of the series end in 2005, almost 20 years before the death of Elizabeth II.
“We’ve all been through the funeral experience. So because of how deeply everyone felt it, I had to try to find a way for the final episode to deal with the character’s death even though she was still alive [na série]”, he commented.
The series creator originally considered making the British woman’s death the official end, but discarded the idea when he decided to end the story in 2005. “It was the limit to keep it historical, not journalistic. I think stopping almost 20 years before the present day is worthy,” he concluded.
The main names in the current cast of “The Crown” are Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana), Dominic West (Prince Charles), Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth II), Jonny Lee Miller (John Major), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip) and Senan West (Prince William). New to the casting will be Bertie Carvel (Prime Minister Tony Blair), Khalid Abdalla (Dodi Fayed), Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy) and Luther Ford (Prince Harry).
The sixth season of the series arrives on Netflix in two parts. The first part premieres on November 16, while the second arrives in the platform’s catalog on December 14th. The other five seasons are still available.
The new season will focus on the story between Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005.
One of the highlights of the story is at the beginning of the 20th century, when William began attending the University of St. Andrews, determined to follow, while he still could, a life as normal as possible. It was also the time when he had contact, for the first time, with the commoner Kate Middleton.