The Crown Season 6 Release Date: Is It Happening or Not?
When does season 6 of The Crown come out? Netflix has confirmed that season 6 of The Crown is happening and is already on its way to our TVs, so grab a cup of tea and get ready to go back to Buckingham.
That's right, there were rumours that the hit drama series about the British Royal Family would end after five episodes, but the streaming service heard the people and is giving us more rich arguments, national strife, and royal rules to enjoy.
Since 2016, when it won an Emmy, the Emmy-winning TV show's dramatic retelling of Queen Elizabeth II's reign has held the public's attention. More episodes of the show are always good news. The Digital Fix is here to give you all the royal info you need to get ready for the next chapter.
We broke into Buckingham Palace to find out everything we could about the last season of Netflix's hit period drama The Crown, including its release date, plot, cast, and more.
Will the Crown Have a Season 6?
We have to keep going. Netflix UK announced that there will be a sixth season of The Crown, even though season 5 was supposed to be the last one. The streamer said on Twitter in July 2020, “News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, on top of the five already announced!”
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
The thread went on with a direct quote from showrunner Peter Morgan: “As soon as we started talking about the storylines for series 5, it became clear that we needed to go back to the original plan and do six seasons to do the story justice.”
When Will Season 6 of the Crown Come Out?
Except for season 2, new episodes of The Crown usually come out in early November, so it's likely that season 6 will start on Netflix in 2023.
The show usually films two seasons at a time, with each cast of royals filming their seasons right after each other. Season 6 started filming in September 2022, with two breaks for the death of the Queen. It is still going on. We hope that there will be an official trailer by May or June of next year.
Who Could Come Back for the Crown Season 6?
Between season 5 and season 6, there won't be any major changes to the cast. But some new people will be added to the cast.
- Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II
- Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
- Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales
- Dominic West as Charles, Prince of Wales
- Sam Woolf as Prince Edward
- Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed
- Salim Daw as Mohamed Al-Fayed
- Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair MP
- Lydia Leonard as Cherie Blair
- Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
- Marcia Warren as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
- Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles
- Claudia Harrison as Anne, Princess Royal
- James Murray as Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Emma Laird Craig as Sarah, Duchess of York
What Will Happen in Crown Season 6?
Since The Crown is based on what really happened in the monarchy, we already know a lot about what will happen in season 6. The death of Princess Diana will be the focus of the last chapter of the whole series.
In 1997, Princess Diana died in a car accident. The series will probably show what happened leading up to the accident and what happened after it. The Princess's death probably won't be shown on screen, so the next chapter will focus on how it affected her friends and family emotionally and how much it hurt them.
Diana will be the show's main focus, but season 6 of The Crown will also talk about Prince William and Kate Middleton's relationship and Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister. So, we'll learn as much as possible about the Royals' lives in the early 2000s. There may also be a small time jump or two.
But since we're talking about time jumps, it's unlikely that season 6 will focus on scandals and drama that have happened with the Royal Family in the last five years. In an interview with Broadcast, producer Suzanne Mackie said that showrunner Peter Morgan wouldn't go past the early 2000s.
Mackie said, “Peter has said it very clear that he can't write something until he has had time to get a good view of it.” “I think he's always thought that ten years is the least amount of time he needs to see something in a historical context to really understand it.”
But since this is the last season of the Netflix show, there is a small chance that this rule will be broken (at least in our minds, anyway). We might see a small tribute to the late Queen, who was the main character of all six seasons, or a flash forward to Prince Charles' coronation, which is set to happen in May 2023, months before the show airs.
It would be weird to end the show without saying anything about the end of the Queen's rule, right? This is just a guess on our part, but we know that The Crown season 6 will end with a bang no matter what Morgan does.
Is There Any Trailer for Crown Season 6?
As we know there is no official announcement on Crown Season 6. So there is no trailer yet. You can watch the trailer for Crown Season 5 below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Did The Production Cancel the Crown?
It's a done deal! Netflix has now confirmed that The Crown will end with its sixth and final season, as ordered by the king. When the show first started, that was the plan, but for a while, things changed and season five was supposed to be the last one.
Did the Queen Like the Crown?
They have Netflix and told her she should watch it with them. “Thankfully, she liked it a lot, even though there were some parts that she thought were too dramatic,” the source said at the time.
Is Buckingham Palace Used to Film the Crown?
Wilton House is where the Earl and Countess of Pembroke live. In a number of seasons of The Crown, it has also been used to show how luxurious Buckingham Palace is inside.