Although ‘The Crown’ has finished shooting for season 4, the COVID-19 situation has the show second-guessing. Producer Andy Harries is worried that filming for season 5 of ‘The Crown’ might be in doubts.
- ‘The Crown’– What’s been happening?
- What to expect from season 4?
- Is season 5 out of the game?
Netflix’s popular historical drama, ‘The Crown’, recently finished filming for season 4 right before the lockdown. Amidst the pandemic, the producer of ‘The Crown’ has expressed doubts if the show can be filmed for the final season 5 even though it has been renewed.
Viewers have been obsessed over Netflix’s highly popular historical drama, ‘The Crown’, which offers an intriguing insight into the lives of the royals at the Buckingham Palace. To be fair, the British monarchy has always been fascinating to everyone has seen the Queen in her bright, colourful dresses and one-of-a-kind hats, waving away at her subjects. Quite naturally, what goes on behind the closed doors of the Buckingham Palace and in the controversial lives of the people living in it, sparks interest in the minds of millions of people. However, owing to the serious COVID-19 pandemic situation, the producer of ‘The Crown’, Andy Harries, has been concerned that a season 5 for the show might be in the doubts.Here’s what we know.
‘The Crown’– What’s been happening?
The popular Netflix show has kept its focus steady on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. From political controversies to personal ones, the creators of the show have not been shy in bringing anything out front. While there have been some serious jaw-dropping shocks, there have also been times when the viewers couldn’t help but feel for the longest-reigning British Queen. Well, as they say, being a queen in a man’s world isn’t easy! ‘The Crown‘ has so far concentrated on the personal relationships of the Queen with her husband and family, her bittersweet relationship with her sister, Princess Margaret, and the political as well as administrative vicissitudes of her reign. Both Claire Foy and Olivia Colman have lived up to the expectations in delivering the role of the Queen through her younger and middle years. After three great seasons, and with season 4 around the corner, it would be a shame if the production of ‘The Crown’ remains in doubts for season 5.
What to expect from season 4?
Picking up from where the show had left off at the end of season 3, season 4 of ‘The Crown’ is going to see the return of Olivia Colman as the Queen. The lead cast for the fourth season remains the same as that of the third season. The timeline of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, that is supposed to be the focus of season 4 of ‘The Crown’, is 1977 to 1990. The season will feature major incidents like the South African Apartheid, the Falklands War of 1982, and the Miners’ strike of 1984-1985. On the personal front, it is believed that the romantic life of Prince Charles might be the focus with speculations on the introduction of Princess Diana. Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ was finished being filmed before the lockdown and can be expected to release by the end of 2020. However, it remains drenched in doubts if ‘The Crown’ Season 5 would, in fact, see the light of the day.
Is season 5 out of the game?
While initially ‘The Crown’ was planned to have six seasons, the makers had to decide to end it in five seasons due to budget issues. However, even season 5 now seems unlikely for the show, given the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The producer of the show, Andy Harries, has not been very optimistic regarding the filming of season 5 while maintaining social distancing rules. He was found addressing the concern at a BAFTA masterclass when he said, “I hate to be doomy and gloomy because I am an optimistic guy …Obviously, we are facing challenging times and I don’t know when we will return to filming normally. I am not sure if we can film socially distanced. I am sure some productions could do it but I am not sure that the shows we are doing would work, but we are looking at it very closely”. Harries went on to add about tough times that lie ahead for the productions, “All the big broadcasters will be losing a lot of money, a lot of productions will be trimmed back– a lot of budgets will be trimmed. It will be tough for producers and it’s hard to pretend otherwise”.
Well, on the brighter side, we can look forward to the show’s fourth season this year itself, while we wait to contemplate whether ‘The Crown’ Season 5 is really in doubts. Are you eagerly waiting for season 4 of ‘The Crown’? Write to us in the comments section below!