‘The Crown’ suspends production in ‘show of respect’ for Queen Elizabeth


The producers of Netflix historical drama ‘The Crown’ are suspending production on the show’s sixth season following news of Queen Elizabeth’s death.

“As a mark of respect, filming of ‘The Crown’ has been suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral,” the producers of ‘The Crown’ said in a statement to CNN. Friday.

The Emmy-winning series, created by Peter Morgan, centers on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 5, slated to premiere in November, will cover events from the late monarch’s reign into the 21st century.

“Harry Potter” alum Imelda Staunton will reprise the role of Queen Elizabeth, which was played in previous seasons by Claire Foy (seasons 1 and 2) and Olivia Colman (seasons 3 and 4).

Foy and Colman have both won Primetime Emmy Awards for their performances.

The show is expected to end after season 6.