The Crown Suspends Filming After Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

By Jessica Lerner 

The Crown has suspended production Friday out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

“The Crown is a love letter to [the Queen] and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” creator Peter Morgan wrote in a statement to Deadline. “I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”

A Netflix source confirmed the suspension of filming to Variety as a “mark of respect.” Filming “will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral,” the source said.


Her death comes ahead of Season 5 of the Netflix show, which is set to premiere in November and feature a new cast, including Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth. Claire Foy and Olivia Colman have previously played the late monarch.

The series is currently in the middle of shooting its sixth and reportedly final season.

Although specifics have been kept under wraps, the season appears to center on the 1990s before Diana passed away in 1997.

Director Stephen Daldry previously told Deadline that there have been contingency preparations in place for the Queen’s death for some time.

“None of us know when that time will come but it would be right and proper to show respect to the Queen. It would be a simple tribute and a mark of respect. She’s a global figure and it’s what we should do,” he said after the premiere of the series in 2016.