'The Crown': Fans demand a new season to honor Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96

'They definitely owe us the Queen funeral. And it needs to end there', says one viewer. Seasons 5 and 6 of the show are currently in the works

'The Crown': Fans demand a new season to honor Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 (Eddie Mulholland-WPA Pool/Getty Images, Instagram/thecrownnetflix)
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The death of Queen Elizabeth II has brought an outpouring of messages and tributes from people all over the world as they pay their respects to the memorable life of Britain's longest-serving monarch. Surprisingly, the Queen's passing has quickly resulted in fans of Netflix's hit series, 'The Crown' demanding a new season of the show in order to honor the reign of the late Queen. 

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The historical drama television series has so far run for four seasons, covering the life and rule of Britain's longest-serving monarch.It has been the recipient of accolades and favorable reactions, with fans hooked on the retelling of history, politics and royal family drama during the 1900s. A fifth and sixth season of the show is currently in the works, intending to showcase the Queen's reign in the 21st century. Now, viewers are calling for an appropriate conclusion to the series, demanding that it covers the end of her memorable reign of 70 years. 

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks with staff during a visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down science park on October 15, 2020 near Salisbury, England. The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) where they were to view displays of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence, a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and meet staff who were involved in the Salisbury Novichok incident. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness also formally opened the new Energetics Analysis Centre.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle, Scotland (Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Principally created by Peter Morgan, 'The Crown' had been both, lauded and criticized for its portrayal of historical events. While Seasons 1 and 2 revolved around the initial phase of her life as a monarch, from her marriage to Prince Phillip to the crisis of the Suez Canal and the birth of Prince Edward, Seasons 3 and 4 spanned the events of 1964 to 1977, concluding with the monarch's battles with the then-Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher as well as the introduction of Camilla Shand and ended with the wedding between Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles. 

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(L-R) Krista Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby and Jane Petrie speak onstage during the For Your Consideration event for Netflix's
Netflix's 'The Crown' revolves around the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

According to reports, Seasons 5 and 6 are in the works, but fans will not be satisfied if a new season, focused on covering the Queen's death does not fructify. "The Crown writers who planned to finish the show during the 2000s events realizing that they have to write a couple more seasons to logically finish the series #QueenElizabeth," writes one fan, while another adds, "They definitely owe us the Queen funeral. And it needs to end there." 

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Someone else shared their views on the Queen's tragic passing, writing, "Well from the queens death the only good thing we will get out of it is a new season of the crown. #QueenElizabeth." The same thought was echoed by another who tweeted, "Bad news is that #QueenElizabeth is dead. Good news : New season of #TheCrown coming soon." Another user also mentions, "At this point #TheCrown has more content for a new season #QueenElizabeth."

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Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Prince Charles will now take on his new title of King Charles III. The late monarch was portrayed by actress Claire Foy in Seasons 1 and 2 of 'The Crown' while actress Olivia Colman took on the role in the subsequent seasons. Currently, Imelda Staunton had been roped in to essay the role of the Queen in the final two seasons of the show. 

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Imelda Staunton and other cast members are seen on a boat made to look like a Royal yacht tender in the harbour during filming for the Netflix series
Imelda Staunton and other cast members are seen on a boat made to look like a Royal yacht tender in the harbour during filming for the Netflix series 'The Crown' (Peter Summers/Getty Images)

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