Although Netflix has faced its fair share of criticism recently, it cannot be denied that the streaming platform puts out culturally impactful shows from time to time and The Crown is one of them. If you’re eager to tune into the show after recent events, you won’t have to wait much longer since the fifth season is coming in November.
With more than 20 Emmy Awards to its name, The Crown has successfully capitalised on the world’s obsession with the royal family and has transformed into a cultural phenomenon. After the news of the Queen’s death broke out, the show suspended the production of its sixth season, which is going to be the last one.
Producer Suzanne Mackie explained why the show will only have six seasons. She said: “Peter [Morgan] has said it very articulately, that he simply can’t write something unless there has been time to gain a proper perspective. And I think he’s always felt 10 years is the minimum amount of time that he can see something in a historical context, to allow him to really understand it. I don’t think he’ll deviate from that.”
While talking about the appeal of The Crown and the reason behind its popularity, Mackie commented: “We all know these stories, but what Peter does so brilliantly is get underneath that, and understand the landscape in a more nuanced, complex, surprising way.”
According to the producer, it’s in the show’s best interest for it to end as planned. She added: “The minute he starts trying to do that sooner, it will inevitably feel contrived or artificial. So, although this has been an absolute career highlight for me, it will absolutely be time to move on.”