The British monarchy has always generated curiosity, which is why throughout history dozens of documentaries and fictions have been dedicated to it. But without a doubt, The Crown, the series created by Peter Morgan for Netflix, has been one of the most successful, with Queen Elizabeth II at the center of the scene.
The story starts from Isabel’s marriage to Felipe, Duke of Edumburg, in 1947, a time when the then princess did not suspect that she would soon take command. But after the death of King George VI, her father, in 1952, “Lilibeth”, played by Claire Foy, begins to educate herself to be up to her tasks – since she had not been prepared – and forge her character to prevail, both inside Buckingham Palace and in front of the figures of the political arc who did not trust his ability.
The first installment takes place until 1955, when he forces his sister Margarita to break her engagement with Captain Peter Townsend so as not to break the protocols that prevented her from marrying a divorced man. Meanwhile, the second season, also with Foy as the protagonist, extends from 1956, with the Suez crisis, to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964.
Already in the third installment Oliva Colman took the post, who put himself in the shoes of the monarch from 1964 to 1977 and the fourth part, from 1977 to 1990, with the appearance of Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the controversial marriage of Lady Diana Spencer with Prince Charles.
The one chosen to star in the last two installments was Imelda Staunton, but to see her on screen the public will have to wait until November 2022, when the fifth season is released, which will address the last years of Lady Di until her sad outcome in 1997. And while The release date is expected to be confirmed, the production began work on the sixth installment, in which, according to reports, they will focus on the life of Princes William and Harry after losing their mother. And it will extend to the first decade of the 2000s to show the love story between William and Kate Middleton.
In fact, long before the queen’s death, Peter Morgan explained that he would not extend the fiction much further, even if it meant leaving out Harry’s marriage with Meghan Markle, who left the monarchy in the midst of a scandal. “I feel much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago,” Morgan revealed and assured that the passage of time helps him to have a clearer vision of the events that the corona is going through.