It’s time to brace yourselves as the final enthralling installment of The Crown is officially on the way! Continue reading to learn more about The Crown Season 6.
There is absolutely no doubt that die-hard fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this captivating historical drama, which, from its inception back in 2016, has managed to transport viewers into the inner workings of the British monarchy, delving deep into the lives of its iconic figures, and the viewers want to get some insight into their lives. The show has been able to deliver it perfectly with five successful seasons that have a compelling blend of political intrigue, personal struggles, and royal scandals that one wants to know more about.
Due to the high demand among the fans, it is understandable why one of the most common questions from devoted viewers is whether the series’ future is in safe hands or not. After all, people have enjoyed The Crown for its unique insight into one of the most prominent monarchies in the world! Therefore, it is imperative that these burning questions be answered as quickly as possible to prevent the spread of more misinformation throughout the community. With much speculation mounting, it’s time to delve into the burning question, “Will there be another season of this beloved show or not?”
Right now, we can assure the readers that you don’t have to worry as the popular drama series, which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, is not going anywhere as it was given an early renewal for a final season. Morgan reversed his decision and announced that the series would end with a sixth season as originally planned, saying, “As we started to discuss the storylines for Season 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Season 6 will not bring us any closer to the present day; it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
Yes, you heard it right! The series has been able to capture interest for a while, and there is no doubt that it is not going to end prematurely. For context, the show has been ranked as one of the most popular series on Netflix’s top 10 global charts. Due to this, it will continue the tale for one last season, as there is no chance that Netflix will lean towards scrapping an important legacy show that has become very close to subscribers around the world without completing the overall story that the fans want to see in the series being depicted, especially covering the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.
Moreover, The Crown has been praised by critics for its acting, directing, writing, cinematography, and production values, though its historical inaccuracies have received some criticism, particularly with respect to the fourth and fifth seasons. But overall, the show has been described by media outlets as a television “phenomenon” or “juggernaut” owing to its longevity and dominant ratings in this genre of series on Netflix’s extensive catalog. So, the fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the series will soon be back on Netflix and buckle up by speculating what the next season has to offer the die-hard fans around the world!
Here is everything we know so far about Netflix’s much-anticipated The Crown Season 6.
The Crown Season 6 Expected Release Date: Will the new season premiere on Netflix in 2023?
Ever since the renewal was announced, the fans have had one question lingering all over their minds: “When will the sixth and final season premiere on Netflix?” If you are thinking the same, then we can assure you that, as of writing this, no official release date has been confirmed. We know that this update is a bit disheartening, but on the bright side, we have to inform our beloved readers that Netflix has confirmed that the release window is set for the fall of 2023. The ideal release window might be November or December. Hence, the series has not been delayed until next year!
The production for the final season was not affected by the ongoing dual strikes, which include the 2023 WGA strike and the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. If you recall, the filming for the season began in early September 2022 but was paused following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022. Later, it resumed the following week but paused again on the day of Elizabeth’s funeral on September 19, 2022. Eventually, concluding on April 21, 2023, this timeline allowed the production to be completed way before the dual strikes began, which is great for the fans as the series will be released on schedule.
Moreover, the series is also expected to premiere at the same time slot as every original series, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when The Crown Season 6 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Likewise, we would like to emphasize that the fans should keep an eye out for new updates, which will be released in the following weeks. Moreover, the series will have different time zones for the international audience that will help you stream the show along with the global viewers, which are as follows:
- Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
- Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
- Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
- East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
- England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
- France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
- India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
- Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
- Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
- Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
- Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT the morning of the release date
- South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
- South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
- Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
- Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
- West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date
A first look at Prince William (Ed McVey) and Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy) from the sixth and final season of The Crown, coming 2023. pic.twitter.com/hputORVqGt
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) April 27, 2023
What to expect from The Crown Season 6?
With each passing season, this show has consistently delivered enthralling storylines that keep us on the edge of our seats. From political intrigue to personal struggles, we have witnessed the royal family navigate through countless challenges and triumphs. Now, as we embark on this final chapter, The Crown will trace the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the early 21st century. The sixth season is expected to be set between 1997 and 2005 and will depict the premiership of Tony Blair, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the early relationship of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
That’s not it! Back in January 2020, creator Peter Morgan announced that the series would instead conclude with the fifth season. But later, Morgan reversed his decision and announced that the series would end with a sixth season as originally planned, saying: “As we started to discuss the storylines for Season 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Season 6 will not bring us any closer to the present day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
In addition to this, Peter Morgan also stated: “In Season 6, the arrival of William and Kate and Harry just blows the doors off. You want to see them. It happened in the read-through. You could just see everyone looking up and looking at each other across the room. And every time William spoke, it was like, ‘Oh my God, this is just riveting.'” To which Edith Bowman replied, “Well, we’ve got all that and more to look forward to in Season 6. So, for now, it’s goodbye, but don’t worry, we will be back next year for the final ever season of The Crown. I can’t wait.”
The Crown Season 6 Potential Spoilers: What has been hinted about the final season?
In an interview with Deadline, Dominic West shared that season six will be “as tumultuous as it gets,” as it will focus on the tragedy. A Netflix source confirmed to IndieWire that “the exact moment of the crash impact will not be shown.” Furthermore, during the Edinburgh TV Festival, the show’s creators emphasized how much care they took in portraying Diana’s death, adding that moments were recorded with “enormous sensitivity.”
“The show might be big and noisy, but we’re not. We’re thoughtful people and we’re sensitive people. There were very careful, long conversations about how we were going to do it,” Suzanne Mackie said, per Deadline. “The audience will judge it in the end, but I think it’s been delicately, thoughtfully recreated. Elizabeth Debicki is an extraordinary actress and she was so thoughtful and considerate. She loved Diana. There’s a huge amount of respect from us all, I hope that’s evident.”
As stated above, the final season will showcase the wedding of His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales (Dominic West) and Ms. Camilla Parker Bowles (Olivia Williams). “[Camilla] was actually left utterly exposed to whatever mud was being slung at her,” Williams told Tudum last year. “That was a challenge for us, to actually keep finding the joy between the two of them and to try and work out what the magical thing is between them that clearly makes them such a happy and successful and supportive and humorous couple now, in this very successful marriage.”
“There was a certain sort of bonding in being the less popular couple, and feeling slightly righteous about it, that they’ve been unjustly served,” West told Tudum.
Williams agreed that “we want to vindicate them.” The viewers will also witness the romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton when they meet at university in St. Andrews, Scotland, in the early 2000s. “In Season 6, the arrival of William and Kate and Harry just blows the doors off,” creator Peter Morgan told The Crown: The Official Podcast in November 2022. “You want to see them. It happened in the read-through. You could just see everyone was looking up and looking at each other across the room. And every time William spoke, it was like, ‘Oh my God, this is just riveting.'”
After six seasons, seven years and three casts, @TheCrownNetflix comes to an end later this year.
We’ll be back with more soon, but here’s a hint at what’s to come in our final season. pic.twitter.com/zHbeqEqqWv
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) September 4, 2023
The Crown Season 6 Cast: Who will reprise their roles, and who are the new cast members?
The main and recurring cast of the final season will feature some old and new members, which are as follows: Claire Foy, who depicted the young Queen Elizabeth II in the show’s initial two seasons, chronicling her early years on the throne, and Olivia Colman, who succeeded Foy by portraying the monarch in seasons three and four, capturing her middle years, along with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II who is currently playing the Queen’s later years will return for the final season, which will be exciting for the fans to see all three Queen actors together share the screen one last time!
Viola Prettejohn will play young Princess Elizabeth, along with Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth’s husband; Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Elizabeth’s younger sister; Beau Gadsdon as young Princess Margaret; Dominic West as Charles, Prince of Wales; Elizabeth and Philip’s eldest child and the heir apparent; Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Charles’ long-time lover. Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales, Charles’ ex-wife; Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed, Diana’s lover who died alongside her in the 1997 car crash.
Salim Daw as Mohamed Al-Fayed, Dodi Fayed’s father; Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair, Prime Minister 1997–2007; Lydia Leonard as Cherie Blair, Tony Blair’s wife. Andrew Havill as Robert Fellowes, the Queen’s private secretary and brother-in-law of Princess Diana. Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, widow of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret; Claudia Harrison as Anne. Princess Royal, Elizabeth, and Philip’s second child and only daughter, Theo Fraser Steele, as Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband.
James Murray as Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Elizabeth and Philip’s third child; Sam Woolf as Prince Edward, Elizabeth and Philip’s youngest child. Ed McVey as Prince William of Wales, Charles and Diana’s elder son and the second-in-line for the British throne; Rufus Kampa as young Prince William of Wales; Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton, a classmate of Prince William; Luther Ford as Prince Harry of Wales, Charles and Diana’s younger son and the third-in-line to the British throne; Will Powell as young Prince Harry of Wales, and Richard Rycroft as George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A heartfelt congratulations to the cast and crew of The Crown Season 5. Six Emmy nominations including Best Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for Elizabeth Debicki. pic.twitter.com/C7BD1oee8x
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 12, 2023
The Crown Season 6 Official Episode Count: How many will be there, and where to stream?
The sixth and final season is expected to have about 10 episodes with a runtime of 47 to 61 minutes, which are expected to be released on the same day, just like the prior five seasons. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework to be consistent. For the time being, we recommend that viewers follow the show’s social media handle to stay up-to-date on the latest details about the highly anticipated sixth and final season.
When The Crown Season 6 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options.
The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services. Moreover, international viewers who don’t have access to Netflix in their region can opt to use a VPN to stream all the episodes without any hurdles in the future when the season premieres on the streaming platform.
Is there a trailer for The Crown Season 6?
Unfortunately, the network has not released any new teasers or trailers for the upcoming season or hinted at it being released anytime soon, as the release date is still pretty much too far away to start marketing such promos this early on.
In the meantime, check out the fifth season, which is inspired by real events as it is a fictional dramatization that tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign. It’s a new decade, and the royal family is facing what may be their biggest challenge yet: proving their continued relevance in ’90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.
For the fifth season, Rotten Tomatoes reports 71% approval from 101 reviews, with an average rating of 6.75/10. Its critical consensus reads: “In its fifth season, it’s hard to shake the feeling that this series has lost some of its luster – but addictive drama and a sterling cast remain The Crown‘s jewels.”On Metacritic, the season holds a score of 65 out of 100 based on 37 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
While you wait for more The Crown Season 6 updates on Web News Observer, catch up on the previous seasons of the show in case you haven’t seen them yet.