The future of the television series The Crown is in doubt after the British broadcaster dropped the production following a legal battle with the actors and producers.
The drama, which has been in production since the early 1990s, will not return for another two years after it wrapped its fourth and final season.
“The producers have decided to cancel the series, which was based on the best-selling novel The Crown by Diana Gabaldon and has been the subject of many a fan’s fervent desire,” the BBC said in a statement on Sunday.
The cancellation follows a similar one by Sky in March, which also led to the departure of the stars of the show.
Gabalden’s novels about the rise of the House of Lords, King Arthur and Queen Elizabeth are considered classics in their own right and have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Gabadon died in 2003, and Gabaldan died in 2012.