What’s next for the royal family? Read on to find every latest update on The Crown Season 6.
The Crown is a historical series that shows the life of Queen Elizabeth and her reign. The first season covers the period from Elizabeth’s marriage to the breakup of her sister Princess Margaret’s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the infamous Suez crisis to the retirement of Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season includes Harold Wilson’s two periods as Prime Minister and the introduction of Camilla Shand. The fourth season shows Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister and Prince Charles’s marriage to Lady Diana Spencer. The fifth and sixth seasons will show the Queen’s reign into the 21st century.
The series debuted and was released worldwide on November 4, 2016, and the latest season, which was season 4 premiered on November 15, 2020. The fifth season is set to premiere in 2022 and fans are already wondering about the possibility of a sixth season.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Crown Season 6.
Will there be a Season 6 of The Crown?
Yes! The show’s creator, Peter Morgan announced in 2020 that there will be a sixth season of the series. He said, “As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, 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, series six will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
Is there a release date for The Crown Season 6?
As of now, there is no official release date for The Crown Season 6, which isn’t surprising as Season 5 is yet to release. The fifth season is expected to arrive in November 2022 and we can hope for a release date for the sixth season after the premiere of Season 5. If we are to predict, we can expect the sixth season to arrive sometime in fall 2023 or early 2024.
Check out the trailer of Season 4 below if you haven’t watched this series yet:
The Crown Season 6 Plot
The Crown Season 6 is expected to explore the early 2000s. According to a report by Deadline, Season 6 will follow the royal family’s lives up until the early 2000s, and since Season 4 ends with the exit of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1990, there’s a lot of royal drama that can be explored in the upcoming seasons. In Season 4, the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana also turned cold, so we can also see how they got separated in 1996. The unfortunate year, in which Princess Diana passed away in a car accident is likely to be explored by the nakers in some shape or form.
Another key event that can be shown is Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, celebrating Her Majesty’s 50 years on the throne. Royal relationships will be the center of the sixth season including Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. Peter Morgan, the creator, has confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance will be shown in the final season. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said, “I just think you get so much more interesting [with time]. Meghan and Harry are in the middle of their journey, and I don’t know what their journey is or how it will end.”
“One wishes some happiness, but I’m much more comfortable writing about things that happened at least 20 years ago. I sort of have in my head a 20-year rule. That is enough time and enough distance to really understand something, to understand its role, to understand its position, to understand its relevance,” he added.
The Crown Season 6 Cast
Some big cast changes will happen in Season 5 as well as Season 6. Some of the old characters may return but there are plenty of new characters that will be introduced. In April 2022, a casting call notice revealed that the producers are looking for a “budding young actor” to play 18-year-old, Kate Middleton.
Casting Call for KATE MIDDLETON (18yrs). Please pass the word to any budding young actors! See Notice attached. Thanks as always… pic.twitter.com/JlxBvSSbbJ
— Kate Bone (@KateBoneCasting) April 26, 2022
Elizabeth Debicki will join the cast as Princess Diana in Season 5. “Princess Diana’s spirit, her words, and her actions live in the hearts of so many,” she said in a statement after news of her casting was announced. “It is my true privilege and honor to be joining this masterful series, which has had me absolutely hooked from episode one.”
Imelda Staunton will star as QEII with Season 5 and will continue in The Crown Season 6.
Our new Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). pic.twitter.com/2QIMOhY1dE
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 17, 2021
Jonathan Pyrce will join the cast as Her Majesty’s husband, Prince Philip, in Season 5, and Dominic West, who replaces Josh O’Connor as the Queen’s firstborn, Prince Charles, in Season 5.
How many episodes will be there in The Crown Season 6?
The previous seasons had a total of 10 episodes each season. The sixth season is also expected to follow the same format and have a total of 10 episodes.
Where to watch The Crown?
The Crown Seasons 1-4 are available to watch on Netflix.