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Netflix Suspends ‘The Crown’ Filming Following Queen Elizabeth’s Demise

“Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.”



Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Netflix announced that it has halted filming of its British royal drama “The Crown.”

The acclaimed program is presently filming its sixth season after previously tracing the late monarch’s life across several decades.

“As a mark of respect, filming on ‘The Crown’ was suspended today,” a Netflix spokeswoman said in a statement.

“Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.”

The multiple Emmy-winning series began in its first season with Queen Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

The royal family’s involvement in 1990s events, such as Princess Diana’s passing, is scheduled to be covered in the fifth season, which will debut in November and will feature Imelda Staunton in the Queen’s place.

Netflix has not yet revealed any information regarding season six, although it is anticipated to depict more contemporary events, such as what happened when Diana was killed in a terrible automobile accident and how it affected the royal family.

The announcement came as Hollywood stars and executives from Netflix and other major studios gathered in Toronto for the city’s international film festival.

Theaters turned off their illuminated marquees in the Canadian city on Thursday to mark the death of the Commonwealth monarch, while flags were lowered and the famous CN Tower also dimmed its lights.


Former “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe was among the stars to address the Queen’s death at the festival, telling reporters that her absence felt “weirdly inconceivable and surreal right now.”

“My parents and I, nobody of my age or their age has ever lived in a country without her,” he said on the red carpet for his new movie “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.”

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