Read on to find out the latest updates on the production of The Crown Season 6 after the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.
Although the fifth season of The Crown is yet to be released in November, the sixth and final season has already begun filming and will soon release on Netflix in 2023. Originally, the plan was only to make five seasons of the show. However, Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown, amended his decision and chose the fate of the show to be sealed in the sixth season.
The Crown is not only the most popular Netflix Originals but also one of the most expensive shows to be ever made, costing more than $100 million for production. Wait till you hear its accolades.
The Crown has been nominated for a whopping 423 awards so far and has won 129 of them. The show also made history by winning all seven awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021. It included Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Olivia Colman’s role as Queen Elizabeth II, and Claire Foy also received a Primetime Emmy for the same role.
The Crown Season 6 Filming Updates
As aforementioned, The Crown Season 6 has begun filming. However, as per a report by Variety, the shooting has been put on halt owing to the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022. A Netflix source has confirmed to the media outlet stating, “As a mark of respect, filming on ‘The Crown’ was suspended today.” The source added, “Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.”
The Crown Season 6 Release Date
Netflix has not officially announced the release date for the sixth and the final season of The Crown. Given that season 1 premiered on November 4, 2016, and season 5 is all set to premiere in November 2022, season 6 is expected to release sometime in November or December 2023.
The Crown Season 6 Cast
Unfortunately, the character of Lady Diana won’t be featured in Season 6. Apart from her, Season 6 will include the following actors:
- Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
- Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret
- Dominic West as Prince Charles
- Meg Ballamy as Kate Middleton
- Ed McVey as Prince William (21)
- Rufus Kampa as Prince William (16)
What to expect in The Crown Season 6?
Neither Netflix nor the creators of The Crown have announced anything specific about the plot of the final season as of yet, What’s on Netflix predicts the following historical events following season 5:
- Prince Harry’s one day of rehab
- The death of Princess Margaret
- The death of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
- The Iraq War
Historically, the initial years of the 21st century were the hardest years of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, owing to the death of her sister, Princess Margaret, in February 2002 and the death of the Queen Mother only a month later.
Meanwhile, she was also dealing with the fallout from Lady Diana’s demise and Prince Harry’s addiction tendencies that eventually led him to be admitted to a detox center in Peckham.
Until then, you can wait for Season 5 release in November, which will be equally interesting since it will mainly focus on Lady Diana and her demise.
For more updates on The Crown Season 6, stay tuned!