’The Crown’ showrunner doesn’t want to do series after Rani’s death

crown Showrunner Peter Morgan reflected on the series’ final season at Netflix’s FYSEE event on Monday, touching on how Queen Elizabeth’s death affected his desire to continue the show.

In a conversation with LA Times Critic Robert Abel said of Morgan that he always thought of the show as „a story about two houses, Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, and I don’t think of it as a story about the royal family. But of course, anyone thinks it’s about the royal family, but I think it’s about two houses.” .

„It’s going to sound crazy, but I’m not really interested in the monarchy,” Morgan continued, „mothers, sons, wives, husbands, that’s really it. And, of course, at the heart of it is this woman, this extraordinary woman. For me, the minute she died, I think , from that moment on, I didn’t want to do it anymore because it was about her.

Queen Elizabeth dies in September 2022, with season 5 crown Released in November 2022 and Season 6 released in November and December 2023. The writer noted that when designing the series a decade ago, he originally thought it might be three seasons — a younger queen, a middle-aged queen and an older queen — but „realized very quickly that you can’t really tell the story at that point.”

He also talked about entering the most recent history of the past two seasons, saying, “I’ve had a destiny that never, ever comes within a decade. But I doubled down on it crown – A decade and a decade to go for good action. Because to me it’s a generation.

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Morgan called her two-decade reign into question, noting in particular how Princess Diana’s death feels like it happened yesterday. „On the one hand, I thought we were fine, death happened in 1997, and now it’s 2024. That’s more than a generation,” he said, „but I could feel when the show came out that we really had to be, very careful, very gentle” because the world Impact throughout and emotions surrounding it.

Of the decision to end the entire series with Charles and Camilla’s 2005 wedding, Morgan said, „That decision came to me very early on. I always knew I wanted to finish at least 15 or 20 years in, and it gave me a moment to think deeply about whether or not the Queen should continue.”

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