Two weeks after its launch, Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos is happy enough with its big-budget royal drama “The Crown” that they plan to purse as many as six seasons so long as demand for it remains high.
Sarandos tells The Live Feed that they’re already at work on the second season and the series was originally pitched to him by Peter Morgan as a multi-year project. Sarandos says:
“We’re in production now on the second season. This is going to take Queen Elizabeth from age 29 to, presumably, the current day. We’ll see it lay out over decades.
It’s a crazy idea to come in with a 60-hour pitch. The idea is to do this over six decades, in six seasons presumably, and make the whole show over eight to ten years.”
The series, for which Netflix reportedly shelled out $100 million for the first two seasons, premiered to solid reviews on November 4th.