The Crown is one of Netflix's most popular series. There are a few episodes left before it ends, which fans are looking forward to. It was decided to make the upcoming sixth season the last, although there were doubts earlier. Despite the original plan for a six-season series, showrunner Peter Morgan strongly believed that the show should conclude with a fifth season. Netflix later announced that there would still be a sixth season. In this review, let's see what the creators of the story about the life of the British royal family have prepared for viewers.
Season 6 premiere dates
The Crown Season 6 has not one, but two release dates! That's right, Netflix has confirmed that the show's final season will be a two-part series. The premiere of the first is scheduled for November 16th, and the second – for December 14th. This will be the first time that a season of The Crown has been split, and it will be dictated by the development of the plot. The narrative of the first four episodes of the first part will touch upon the romance of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed before their tragic death.
The final six episodes of Part 2 will focus on the events that followed Diana's death, particularly the romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Viewers will also learn about the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations and the wedding of Charles and Camilla.
The cast of the sixth season of The Crown
The cast underwent major changes before filming the fifth season. Later, many of its participants worked on the sixth. Netflix also announced newcomers to play royals and other historical characters. Imelda Staunton will appear on screen as Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Dominic West as Prince Charles, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.
Filming the sixth season of The Crown
Work on the new season began in September 2022; due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, a short pause was taken, but then filming resumed and ended in April 2023. The upcoming post-production stage, as already mentioned, will last until the middle of next month.
Time period and events of the sixth season of The Crown
Netflix said the new season will be based around events that took place between 1997 and 2005. Speaking to Deadline, executive producer Suzanne Mackie said the show's creators took "tremendous care" in depicting Princess Diana's death. “There were very long, deep conversations about how we would show this. Ultimately it's up to the audience to judge, but I think it's rendered with sensitivity and awareness. Elizabeth Debicki is an extraordinary actress and she was so attentive. She loved Diana. We all have the utmost respect for her and will prove it."
As for the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton, it is already known that only their beginnings will be shown. As you know, the season will end in 2005, a few years after the couple met at the University of St. Andrews.
Season 6 trailer
On October 9, the streaming service, along with the announcement of the premiere date of new episodes, released a teaser for the sixth season. In it you can see several actresses who played the role of Elizabeth II in The Crown. The voiceover talks about the queen's service to her people and the choice that she, in fact, did not have.