Yes, you have read that right! The Crown is returning to the hot seat for ONE FINAL SEASON before they drop the curtain. It has been a tizzy ride since the show first aired in 2016, serving us all the tea and visually gratifying us with landmark historical events surrounding the Royal Family.
We already know the questions you are eagerly waiting for us to answer. But before we get into that, let us view the fundamental details of this 11 Prime Time Emmy Award-Winning show.
The Crown Season 6 release date
Following the queue of all the previous seasons, you can expect Netflix to notify you sometime around November 2023.
Filming for the final season began back in September 2022 but was suspended for a short period following Queen Elizabeth II’s demise on 8th September 2022.
With filming officially wrapped up in April 2023, they are in the post-production stage. So, it is not long before you witness the final royal family drama unfold before your eyes by fall 2023 (as confirmed by Netflix).
However, in retrospect to the recent SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike, a potential delay may be caused by Netflix in releasing the series. This is not confirmed at the moment, but what we can do is pray it is not delayed and hope for the best.
The Crown Season 6, like the other five seasons, will contain 10 episodes.
Principal cast is set to return for Crown Season 6:
When it comes to this period drama, The Crown has housed some of the most renowned artists in Hollywood.
The following cast members are set to return for the final season:
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
• Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip
• Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret
• Jonny Lee Miller as John Major
• Dominic West as Charles, Prince of Wales
• Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales
• Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
• Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles
• Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne
• James Murray as Prince Andrew
• Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed
• Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair
• Timothy Dalton as Peter Townsend
Rufus Kampa will be returning as young Prince William, shown during the demise of his mother, alongside Luther Ford as teenage Prince Harry.
Beginning of a Love Story of the Future Crown
Here is the part we cannot get enough of. It is seeing a glimpse of Prince William (played by Ed McVey) meeting his future Queen Catherine Middleton(played by Meg Bellamy) at St. Andrews, where they first locked eyes.
We cannot wait for The Crown Season 6 to give us a true depiction of their royal epic love.
Claire Foy and Olivia Coleman to Return
It is not officially on the books yet, but our favorite Queens, Claire Floy (who plays teenager Elizabeth II) and Olivia Coleman (who plays middle-aged Elizabeth), are to return.
According to The Sun, they are returning for brief scenes in the final season to pay homage to the Late Queen of England, who passed away on September 8, 2022.
The Sun also confirmed a new version of teenage Queen Elizabeth to appear during the War period while seen taking a stroll next to her sister Princess Margaret. This character will be played by Viola Prettejohn.
It is Confirmed! We won’t be seeing Meghan Markle.
The creator Peter Morgan confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/crown-boss-reveals-why-meghan-markle-prince-harry-are-limits-1307202/) that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s character will not be making an appearance this season.
” 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.”
The Crown Season 6 Plot: What is to unfold before us?
Now, to answer the most pressing question. What can we expect from The Crown Season 6? Here is what we gathered.
The Hollywood Reporter stated in a conversation with Peter Morgan that this season would pick up from 1997 and end during the 2000s. This means that a few crucial historical moments will be captured.
Picking up in 1997 translates to the final moments of the Princess of Wales and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, leading up to their death in Paris. However, it is confirmed that the car crash will not be included, so maintain sensitivity and respect for the royal family.
Covering till the year 2002 will mean that we will witness the death of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret as well as the demise of the Queen Mother.
If the series covers the era till 2011, it will witness the holy matrimony between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles following all the drama that unfolds. We will also witness Prince Williams’ wedding with Kate Middleton (something we are crossing our fingers for).
The Crown Season 6 will bring out a frenzy of emotions from its stupendous fan base, and we cannot wait to hop onto the front seat one last time. Seatbelt secured or not! Stay tuned to this space for more updates.
In the meantime, this might be the ideal time to have a re-run of all the past seasons of The Crown to jog our memories just in time for the final season this fall.