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The Crown likely to shut down production following death of the Queen - details

This is their version of Operation London Bridge...


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Eve Crosbie
TV & Film Writer
Updated: September 7, 2022
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In August, it was revealed that filming for the sixth and final season of The Crown was underway, marking the beginning of the end for the Netflix drama, which has been keeping royal fans entertained for many years now.

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However, it's likely that production on the show - which stars Imelda Staunton as the late monarch and Dominic West as her successor, King Charles III - will grind to a halt following the announcement of the Queen's passing on Thursday 8 September 2022.

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Sources close to creator Peter Morgan confirmed to Variety that an immediate pause on production will be announced, although Netflix has yet to release a statement.

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It was revealed earlier this year that on the occasion of the Head of State's death, producers behind the multi-million-pound series have a 'plan' in place on how they should proceed, which they refer to as their own Operation London Bridge.

Speaking to the New York Post, an insider working on the series has claimed that the producers on royal drama have their own protocols in place.

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Production for the Netflix show is likely to shut down following the Queen's passing

They explained that production would be shut down immediately and would not start up again for at least a week, although added that there would need to be a discussion about when to restart depending on the circumstances.

They explained that production would be shut down immediately and would not start up again for at least a week, although added that there would need to be a discussion about when to restart depending on the circumstances.

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The Queen never spoke publicly about The Crown

Since its premiere in 2016, The Crown has given fans a fascinating look into the world of the British royal family, and fans can expect the penultimate series to land on screens in November 2022.

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While the Queen never spoke publicly about The Crown, Claire Foy, who played a young version of the monarch on the show's first two season stated that she "would hate the idea of her watching it."

"When you're playing a real person, you never want to be ghoulish," she told Town & Country. "I don't want to pick apart a person. I want to invent someone. So, I would hate for her to watch it and think I overdramatized anything."

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