Netflix suspends ‘The Crown’ filming after demise of Queen Elizabeth

Netflix suspended filming of its British royals drama “The Crown” on Friday following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the corporate mentioned. The acclaimed present is presently filming its sixth season, having charted the late monarch’s life via a number of many years over the course of its earlier seasons. “As a mark of respect, filming on ‘The Crown’ was suspended as we speak,” a Netflix spokeswoman mentioned in a press release to AFP. “Filming may even be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.”

The a number of Emmy-winning sequence started in its first season with Queen Elizabeth’s marriage ceremony to Prince Philip in 1947. A fifth season is because of be launched in November, and is predicted to chronicle Nineteen Nineties occasions involving the monarchy together with the demise of Princess Diana, with Imelda Staunton moving into the position of the Queen. Netflix has not launched particulars about season six, however it’s anticipated to painting more moderen occasions together with the aftermath of Diana’s passing in a deadly automobile accident, and its influence on the royal household.

The announcement got here as Hollywood stars and executives from Netflix and different main studios gathered in Toronto for town’s worldwide movie competition. Theaters turned off their illuminated marquees within the Canadian metropolis on Thursday to mark the demise of the Commonwealth monarch, whereas flags had been lowered and the well-known CN Tower additionally dimmed its lights. Former “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe was among the many stars to deal with the Queen’s demise on the competition, telling reporters that her absence felt “weirdly inconceivable and surreal proper now.”

“My dad and mom and I, no person of my age or their age has ever lived in a rustic with out her,” he mentioned on the crimson carpet for his new film “Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story.” In a while Friday in Toronto, Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan will introduce the world premiere of their monarchy-themed “The Misplaced King,” in regards to the discovery of King Richard III’s stays. – AFP

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