Netflix paused production of its British royals program “The Crown” on Friday, the company announced, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The critically acclaimed drama is now filming its sixth season, having previously chronicled the late monarch’s life over numerous decades.
“As a sign of respect, production on The Crown was paused today,” a Netflix spokesperson told AFP.
“Filming will also be paused on a funeral day for Her Majesty the Queen.”
The triple Emmy-winning series premiered in 1947 with the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Imelda Staunton is likely to assume the role of the Queen in the next fifth season, which will recount monarchical events of the 1990s, including the death of Princess Diana. The fifth season will be released in November.
It is expected that season six will depict more recent events, such as the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death in a car accident and its effect on the royal family. Netflix has not yet released specifics about season six, but it is anticipated to depict more recent events, such as the aftermath of Diana’s death and its effect.
The news was made as Hollywood celebrities, Netflix, and other prominent studio executives met in Toronto for the city’s international film festival.
To commemorate the passing of the queen of the Commonwealth, theaters in the Canadian city turned off their illuminated marquees on Thursday. At the same time, flags and the CN Tower also dimmed their lights.
Daniel Radcliffe, a former “Harry Potter” star, was among the celebrities who addressed the Queen’s death at the event, telling reporters that her absence seemed “bizarre and unreal right now.”
“Neither my parents nor I have ever lived in a country without her,” he stated on the red carpet for his new film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.
Stephen Frears and Steve Coogan will present the international premiere of their monarchy-themed film The Lost King, about the finding of King Richard III’s, remains, in Toronto later on Friday.