“The Crown” executive producer Suzanne Mackie is exiting the Netflix drama’s production company Left Bank Pictures to launch her own banner, Orchid Pictures, according to Deadline.
She will remain executive producer on the upcoming Seasons 5 and 6 of “The Crown,” the series’ final two installments, which are expected to begin shooting next year.
Mackie joined Left Bank Pictures in 2009 and was promoted to creative director in 2012. She leaves Left Bank after more than a decade working with CEO Andy Harries.
Representatives for Mackie and Left Bank Pictures did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“Starting my own company felt like an exciting next chapter in my career,” Mackie said in a statement to Deadline. The opportunity of further deepening my collaboration with Netflix presented an immensely exciting opportunity.”
“I have enjoyed an amazing journey with Suzanne, from ‘Mad Dogs’ to ‘Misbehaviour’ with lots of ‘The Crown’ on top! She is smart, wise and has great taste,” Harries added. “I have no doubt she will create some classy new shows for Netflix as well as riding sidesaddle with us on ‘The Crown.'”
It is unclear what Mackie is referring to in regards to “deepening” her collaboration with Netflix. The streaming service did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment about a partnership between Mackie’s new Orchird Pictures production company and Netflix.
“The Crown” Season 4 launches Nov. 15 on Netflix.
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