Netflix reportedly have plan of action for The Crown should Queen Elizabeth die
"We have our own version of Operation London Bridge."
Operation London Bridge has been in place since the 1960s; a plan of action that will be put into effect upon Queen Elizabeth II's death. The plan includes who will be told the news first, the funeral plans, all the way up to when Prince Charles will be pronounced the new King of England.
As eyes around the world turn to Balmarol with the news that Queen Elizabeth's doctors are concerned for her health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision, it turns out that Netflix has its own plans in place regarding the passing of Queen Elizabeth and the impact it will have on their show, The Crown.
An insider on the show told The New York Post the following:
"We have our own version of Operation London Bridge. This is particularly pertinent for if we are filming. Filming will shut down immediately if we are in production, for at least a week. There would also be lots of discussion about when to restart."
The fifth season of The Crown is rumoured to be released on Netflix this November, with Imelda Staunton taking over the role from Olivia Colman, and she will be joined by Lesley Manville (as Princess Margaret), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Elizabeth Debicki (as Diana, Princess of Wales) Dominic West (as Prince Charles), Timothy Dalton (as Peter Townsend) and Jonny Lee Miller (as John Major).
The sixth and final season is currently in production, with new cast additions including Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey (both reportedly playing Prince William at different stages in his life) and Meg Bellamy (as Kate Middleton).