If I had my way, there would be endless seasons of The Crown, Netflix’s new hit show that
life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. After marathoning the first season, I was crossing
my fingers that the show would eventually cover some of those more modern
moments in royal history. With an entire lifetime of drama and political stakes
to portray, there's certainly enough ground here for this amazing new show to
last for quite a while. So when the show’s creator said he wasn't thinking about anything beyond The Crown Season 2, I started to
worry about how
many seasons of The Crown there would be. With an entire reign to cover, there needs to be plenty more where the
first came from.
The official answer first: Netflix has already promised that this show will be one of the streaming service’s biggest yet. It’s ambitious in scope and budget, because it's been officially announced that there will be at least six seasons of 10 episodes each of this new show. But that doesn’t mean that it will end with Season 6. I could see The Crown carrying on for seasons to come if the reception is strong enough. Especially when you consider just how long Queen Elizabeth has been steering the British ship.
Luckily for us, descriptions of the scope of the show
include modern day issues facing the royal family. The show intends to follow the entire length of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. That
means that some of the most famous royal events in recent history, like
Princess Diana and the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton, will likely
be included. That might be reason enough for royal fans to celebrate, but, with
Queen Elizabeth’s reign still in progress, I could see there being more than
just six episodes. Who knows what will befall the royal family after the show
catches up to the 21st century?
Hopefully only good things, of course, but enough good things that it will necessitate future seasons of The Crown. I don't know about you, but this anglophile wants the show to last forever. And, if I had my way, it definitely would.