“The Crown” will end in Season Five and not Six

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Whether in real terms or on the screen, the Royal Family is experiencing several turbulences.

Netflix announced that The Crown will be ending with season five and not six, as many had expected.

“At the outset I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop,” said showrunner Peter Morgan in a statement. “I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision.”

As for why it’s wrapping up sooner than initially planned, Morgan had previously spoken about not wanting to cover the royal family’s more recent history. “I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“I think there’s a certain amount of time within which, if you write about it, what you do instantly becomes journalistic because it’s too close to the moment. “If you wait a certain amount of time, if you allow fifteen or twenty years, basically a generation, between you and [the events] then you can write about it somewhat freely as drama.”

Via Digital Spy

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