‘The Crown’s’ upcoming sixth season is likely to be its most eagerly awaited ever. Fans of the royal family-themed Netflix drama are already looking forward to what will be the sixth and final season of “The Crown,” despite the fact that Season Five is still a few days away from dropping.
After a brief interruption following the September 8th death of Queen Elizabeth II, the final episodes of the Emmy-winning series are currently being filmed.
Season 6 will continue the series’ tradition of depicting historical events, in this instance terrible ones, from the past. The events of this season build up to the tragic end of Princess Diana’s life in 1997.
Actress Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Diana, has been spotted in photos from their overseas filming location wearing costumes designed to look like those worn by the late queen in her final year. During a July 1997 visit to Northwick Park & St. Mark’s Hospital, Diana wore a red outfit that was later photographed on Debicki.
New details regarding Season 6 of “The Crown” are constantly trickling in, so here’s a rundown of everything we know thus far.
The Crown Season 6: Release Date
On November 9, 2022, the debut of “The Crown’s” fifth season is scheduled to take place. The release date for the sixth season of the show has not yet been announced; however, given that production on it is still ongoing, it is quite likely that it will not occur until the following year.
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
Who Will Be in the Cast of Season 6?
Season 6 will also mark the introduction of Jonathan Pyrce as Her Majesty’s husband, Prince Philip, and the replacement of Josh O’Connor as the Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles, with Dominic West. Both actors will return for the series’ final season as regular cast members.
The rest of the cast of season 6 will include:
- Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
- Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana
- Dominic West as Prince Charles
- Rufus Kampa as Prince William
- Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton
Will We See Meghan Markle in Season 6?
The Duchess of Cambridge will have an on-screen portrayal in The Crown, but Meghan Markle is less likely to appear. After all, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex did not start dating until 2016.
Morgan predicted to The Hollywood Reporter that in 2020, “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.
Often things that appear absolutely wildly important today are instantly forgotten, and other things have a habit of sticking around and proving to be historically very relevant and long-lasting. I don’t know where in the scheme of things Prince Andrew or indeed Meghan Markle or Harry will ever appear. We won’t know, and you need time to stop something being journalistic.”
Furthermore, Morgan mentioned “There’ve been wives that have been married into the Royal family that have felt unwelcome and that they don’t fit in. So there are plenty of stories to tell without telling the story of Harry and Meghan.”
What is Expected to Happen in The Crown Season 6?
To clarify, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present day; it will merely enable us to explore the same era in greater detail. No official summary has been issued as of yet. Because Season 4 took place between 1979 and 1990, Season 5 will most likely also take place in that time period.
The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997 left William and Harry, then 15 and 12, orphaned. In light of the casting of a 15-year-old Prince William, Season 6 may focus on what happened after the Princess’s sad death. According to Deadline sources, while the actual crash itself will not be captured on camera, the events leading up to it and the fallout from it will be shown in the series. Even photos of the automobiles near the tunnel where the crash occurred are unlikely to be used in the broadcast due to sensitivity concerns.
Earlier this year, Deadline stated, “Season 6 will take the plot up to the early 2000s.” William enrolled at the University of St. Andrews in 2001, and it was there that he met his future wife, Kate Middleton. Let’s hope this royal romance actually happens!
The Crown Season 6: Trailer
The trailer for season 6 is not released yet as the season is currently in production, Here is the trailer of season 5 below: