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So, will The Crown series five be delayed in light of the Queen’s death?

Series six is taking a break

Buckingham Palace announced Queen’s death yesterday (8th September). But what does this mean for Netflix’s The Crown – which will be going ahead for series five and six over the next couple of years?

The show’s next series was due to start in November, exactly two years on from the last series. We’ll see a brand new cast playing out some of the most iconic moments in royal history – including Princess Diana’s Panorama interview, her divorce from Prince Charles and her devastating death in 1997.

Imelda Staunton is set to star as the Queen, taking over from Olivia Coleman and Claire Foy. So, will the crown series five premiere as normal – or will it be delayed? And, what will happen to series six?

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Peter Morgan, the creator of the show, released the following statement about series six: “The Crown is a love letter to (the Queen) and I’ve nothing to add, for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect, as well.”

It’s uncertain how long series six will be delayed for – it could be days, weeks or months.

As far as we know, series five will still be available to stream on Netflix from November. Dominic West will be taking over as Prince Charles (now King Charles III), while Elizabeth Debicki will play an older Princess Diana.

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It was recently announced two fresh grads, Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey, will go on to play Kate Middleton and Prince William in series six.

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