The Crown creator Peter Morgan is reportedly working on a number of spin-offs from the Netflix series, which could follow the British monarchy from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 up to the abdication crisis.
According to the Daily Mail, Morgan is writing outlines for a number of possible spin-offs.
It quotes a source as saying: “This is a bit like Star Wars where the opportunity is to extend the franchise by dipping into history. It is going to start with the death of Queen Victoria and will run up to around about where The Crown began, which was with the wedding of the Queen in 1947
“Netflix are really keen to make more of The Crown and Peter Morgan is excited by the possibilities of the era.”
The report also states that Netflix has extended its lease at Elstree Studios so that it could begin production on one of the prequels either towards the end of next year or in early 2024.
If Netflix did decide to look at prequels for The Crown it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. The show is the most awarded in British TV history, so far picking up 21 Emmy Awards. Plus, the streamer is also working on a prequel to another phenomenally popular British series, Bridgerton.