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The final season of ‘The Crown’ is getting a surprise new ending

Is Netflix’s royal saga about to get a sequel?

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

Thanks to Netflix’s blockbuster series The Crown, we’ve all become avid royal watchers over the past six years. And that run may yet go on. And on…

This year’s Season 5 – streaming in November – was due to be the penultimate run, with the finale, Season 6, tapping out in 2002, the year Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother both died.

But according to The Sun’s sources, Netflix is keen for show-runner Peter Morgan to keep The Crown nudging ever closer to the present day. 

Season 6 will now run as far as the wedding of Charles and Camilla in 2005, bringing William and Harry – and their relationship with their dad – into focus as key characters in the drama.

‘It’s a small but significant shift because it’s seen as marking the start of an era which becomes more focused on Princes William and Harry and their father,’ notes The Sun’s source.

‘The marriage of Charles and Camilla is treated like the end of one turbulent period in the Windsors’ story, and the start of a whole new one.’ 

With a Megan-and-Harry storyline to exploit, as well as the potentially dynamite TV of Prince Andrew’s disgrace to chart, the rumour is that the streaming service sees plenty of dramatic juice left in the series.

The only question is, is Rupert Grint free to play the adult Prince Harry?

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