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The Crown and the side effects of the hit Netflix series after the death of Queen Elizabeth

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After noon this Thursday, the Royal House confirmed what many were already expecting. After health complications, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, which immediately put The Crown, Netflix’s hit series based on the life of the oldest monarch in history, under the spotlights.

This production, released as an original series on Netlix during 2016, has already completed four seasons available, with a view to releasing the fifth at the end of this year and the promise of recordings for a sixth which, without a scheduled release date, would be the last.

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As expected, after the unfortunate death of Queen Elizabeth II, the series has occupied a special place in conversations on social networks, which portends that in recent days the production could be in the Top 10 of the most wanted and viewed. on Netflix.

To give us an idea, just review what is happening in the Mexican market, where The Crown has increased the frequency of online searches within Googleexceeding even the queries related to the President of the Mexican Republic or those related to the new production “The House of the Dragon”.

Source: Google Trends

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has put The Crown back on the map, a series which, after two years without updates, is set to premiere its fifth season in November this year.

The cast for the new season includes Imelda Staunton (as Queen Elizabeth), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Dominic West (Prince Charles), and Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana).

The sad moment that the UK is currently experiencing would mean something more to The Crown than a new impetus for its new season, in fact there is every indication that its sixth season could be slowed down after the death of the monarch.

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At least that’s what they say to Variety, a media outlet that, citing sources close to Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown, claims that the sixth season of the series will end after the latest events around The Crown.

“‘The Crown’, the hit drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the events that shaped it, will likely halt production on Season 6 following the Queen’s death, they confirmed to Variety sources close to the creator Peter Morgan, ”says the media.

Although at this time Netflix has not released an official position on the matter, the only thing that is clear is that the sensitive death of Queen Elizabeth II will cause a wave of users interested in learning more about the life (although fictional) of the great monarch.

Remember that after an interview given by Eghan Markle and Prince Harry to Oprah Winfre in April 2021, The Crown’s audience skyrocketed.

According to Nielsen, at the time, 449 million minutes of The Crown were watched on Netflix during the week of March 8-14, an increase of more than 85.5% from the previous week, when it had accumulated 242 million minutes. .