November 21, 2023
Melinda Head

The Crown

It’s a Wrap

“The Crown” premiered in 2016.

It is the brainchild of British screenwriter Peter Morgan.

This is the man behind “The Crown”, Peter Morgan

Morgan also penned the 2007 Oscar-winning biopic “The Queen”, which starred Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth and won her an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. It was such a success that Morgan wrote a play about Queen Elizabeth, which then provided fuel for the production of “The Crown”.

Sadly, it is now time to say goodbye to the long-running, Emmy-winning Series.

The final season of “The Crown” begins in 1997 and ends in 2005. It consists of two volumes.

Volume One, comprised of four 1 hr. episodes, was released by Netflix last week. It covers circumstances building up to the demise and eventual death of Princess Diana

Volume Two will be released on December 14th, bringing Season 6 to a total of 10 episodes, similarly to all previous seasons.

What Volume Two will cover is still speculation; however, it is expected to focus on the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, King Charles III and Camilla’s wedding, and the early romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Are you glad that The Crown will soon be over for good, or do you wish the saga would continue to reveal juicy tidbits about the Royal Family?

Personally, I think many elements of the Royal Family continue to interest the public: the disgrace of Prince Andrew due to his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the marriage of now King-in-Waiting Prince William and Kate Middleton and their growing family, and the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan and their eventual relocation to California. There never is a shortage of dirt when it comes to the Royal Family, and we all crave it.

Spicy storylines and all-star casts have made “The Crown” a huge success, though not without criticism.

“Fiction should not be paraded as fact.” (Former UK Prime Minister, Sir John Major)

“Complete and utter rubbish.” (Spokesperson for Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair)

“(The Crown is) … doing significant damage to people’s perception of history and their perception of the royal family.” (Sally Bedell Smith, Royal Biographer)

So why end “The Crown” now?  Its creator, Peter Morgan, feels that 2005 is the right place to stop in order to “keep it historical, not journalistic”. He says that his rule of thumb is to leave a 10-year gap between past and present, but he doubled that for “The Crown”: “I think by stopping almost 20 years before the present day, it’s dignified”.

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A serial entrepreneur, Melinda is a sociologist and statistician who believes there is no currency with greater value than knowledge

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