The Crown is already renewed for Season 2, but could a third and fourth season follow?
Speaking to THR, showrunner Peter Morgan insists he’s not thinking beyond Season 2 just yet. However, with plenty of story to chronicle, Morgan confirms the potential for Season 3, should the Netflix series perform well:
I’ve got to be honest with you. I cannot think beyond season two and I’m not going to think beyond season two. Of course by virtue of the fact that we continue to have Prime Ministers and the Queen has continued to stay alive and on the throne, there is a possibility of further material. As any showrunner will tell you, it is crushing work. It is around the clock. It is like a monastic commitment that you make. Pretty much nothing else in your life exists but this. I’m not thinking beyond this. The agreement I made with Netflix is that I would wait and see how the show was received before ever considering continuing. Because there’s simply no point in continuing unless what you’re doing has somehow connected or punched through at a significant level. It’s simply too overwhelming a commitment. I haven’t thought for one second about future seasons because I’m almost living in denial of the possibility of this continuing.
On the timeline of The Crown and how the early four-season plan has evolved:
Initially, I thought this would only be three seasons. It would be one season of her as the Young Queen, one season of her as the Middle-Aged Queen, one season of her as an Old Queen. It’s only in the writing of it that I said, “Oh, my God I need more time.” The truth of the matter is, I could’ve written three or even four seasons of her as the Young Queen. I did get to the point where I thought, “Actually no, let’s leave it on the knife’s edge of Suez because Suez feels like a changing point for the country. Britain was never the same again after Suez.” Therefore, I was going to deal with that at the beginning of season two. Which we do.
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