Screenwriter Peter Morgan is out of perspective when it comes to Meghan Markle for the final season of ‘The Crown’
The Duchess of Sussex will not be any character in the most anticipated last season of the hit drama. Well, the reason for her non-depiction lies in the fact that she has only recently become a member of the Royal Family. Screenwriter Peter Morgan revealed that he decided to omit the Duchess only because one needs perspective to create a storyline.
- ‘The Crown’ expands for season 5 and season 6
- Why would Peter Morgan not depict Meghan Markle on ‘The Crown’ Season 6
- Many disappointing stories like Meghan Markle’s to be the part of ‘The Crown’ saga
‘The Crown’ expands its rein to season 5 and season 6
A few months back, we heard that the Queen’s reign on ‘The Crown’ got a little longer, thanks to the show’s creator Peter Morgan changing his mind about the fifth season finale. The Netflix historical drama will now continue for an unexpected sixth season.
Peter Morgan said, “As we started to discuss the storylines for series 5, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons”.
But season 6 will not run as expected. It won’t bring the story’s timeline closer to present-day but will allow the series to explore the same timespan in greater detail.
The fifth and sixth season of ‘The Crown’ might portray the Queen’s infamous 1992 “annus horribilis” as well as crises within Royal Family into the early 21st century. Also, the upcoming seasons will include Prince Charles’ separation from Princess Diana, and Prince Andrew’s split from Sarah, Duchess of York.
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Why would Peter Morgan not depict Meghan Markle on ‘The Crown’ Season 6?
Fans all over the world have expressed their disappointment because Megxit won’t be the part of ‘The Crown’ saga. Peter Morgan made it clear that major controversial moments like Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from their royal duties will not appear on the show.
Appeasing the furious fans, he explained, “I just think you get so much more interesting with time”.
He went on to say, “Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end. One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago”.
Peter has set a timeframe of 20-year rule and wants to write the drama around that.
He revealed, “I am sort of having in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance”.
He is not sure whether Megxit will remain as relevant in the coming times as it is today. He doesn’t want to give Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle a journalistic perspective.
According to him, “Often things that appear wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting”.
“And so I don’t want to write about them because to write about them would instantly make it journalistic. And there are plenty of journalists already writing about them.”
Many disappointing stories like Meghan Markle’s to be the part of ‘The Crown’ saga
Peter said that he is a dramatist and “To be a dramatist, I think you need perspective and you need to also allow for the opportunity for metaphor”.
“The ongoing drama around Megxit is still under journalist purview. It lacks a metaphorical perspective right now. Once something has a metaphorical possibility, it can then become interesting.”
Mr Morgan assured that he has a lot of stories on the same theme as Meghan, where the new royal member wasn’t treated well by the family.
He added, “It’s quite possible, for example, to tell the story of Harry and Meghan through analogy and metaphor, if that’s what you want to do”.
“There’ve been wives that have been married into the Royal Family that have felt unwelcome and that they don’t fit in.”
Also, “There have been plenty of opportunities in the past where there have been marital complications, whether it’s Wallis Simpson or Edward VII, or whether it’s Diana and Prince Charles”.
Peter is right in saying, “There are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan”. Mr. Morgan has already held informal meetings with royal aides to explain what will be depicted in the show.
Mentioning how he understands the Royals’ reaction to his show, Peter said: “Occasionally they might come back and say ‘I enjoyed certain aspects of the season’, and by that, I know that he or she probably means other people enjoyed that.”
“And then, they’ll say ‘There were one or two things that I found disappointing’, which probably means that somebody else found them disappointing.”
‘The Crown’ Season 4 is releasing this fall, 15th November 2020, to be exact. There’s still time to watch the fourth outing of the hit Netflix drama. In the meantime, you can share your opinion on the non-depiction of Meghan Markle on ‘The Crown’ Season 6 in the comments box below.