TO UPDATE: Netflix has confirmed that The crown will pause production.
“As a sign of respect, filming in The crown was suspended today,” the streamer said in a statement to E! News on September 9. “Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral the Queen.”
The crown is paying homage to his titular character.
The showrunner of the Netflix drama peter morgan said today that the series would pause filming for the sixth season due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. The show follows the ups and downs of her reign, beginning with her accession to her throne in 1952.
“The crown It’s a love letter to her and I have nothing to add for now, just silence and respect.” noted in an email to Deadline. “I hope we also stop filming out of respect.”
The sixth season of the Emmy-winning series was scheduled to begin production this fall and would focus on the period between the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The producers of the series have reportedly had their own “Operation London Bridge”, also known as the official codename for the protocol detailing what will happen when the Queen dies, for some time.
“We have our own version of Operation London Bridge,” said an informant close to the production the new york post September 8th. “This is particularly pertinent if we’re filming. Filming will stop immediately if we’re in production, for at least a week. There will also be a lot of discussion about when to restart.”