The Crown, the critically acclaimed television series that first premiered on Netflix in 2016, is about to debut its final season.
Created by Peter Morgan, the show is a historical drama that explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the broader British royal family. It’s known for its meticulous attention to historical detail, impressive production values, and a talented ensemble cast.
The series – which weaves together real historical events with fictionalised character interactions – has been divided into multiple seasons, with each season covering a specific period in Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The first season covered the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947 and all events that transpired right up until 1955, when Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister.
Season 2 covered the Suez Crisis in 1956 as well as the births of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Season 3 chronicled 1964 to 1977, introducing Camilla Shand and ending with ending with the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, and Season 4 recounted 1979 to 1990, focusing on Lady Diana Spencer and Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister.
The Crown’s fifth season covered 1991 to 1997, with the main storyline revolving around Charles and Diana’s separation and divorce; AKA the ‘War of the Waleses.’
The sixth and final season of The Crown is set to hit Netflix on November 16, and while it’s not yet known exactly how the show will wrap up, a few tidbits have been made public knowledge.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about The Crown Season 6…
Is The Crown Season 6 coming?
Yes! Part one of The Crown Season 6 will debut on Netflix on November 16, 2023 at 7pm AEDT. Part two will then be released on December 14, 2023.
Does The Crown cover Diana’s death?
It’s been confirmed that Season 6 will acknowledge but not explicitly depict the tragic car chase that ended up killing Diana on August 31, 1997. However, it will show recreations of other times Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed were hounded by the papparazzi.
“It was difficult to recreate,” Elizabeth Debicki – who plays Diana in The Crown – said in an internal interview with Netflix of the mock pursuits.
“It was heavy and very manic, and incredibly invasive. And it had a kind of pressure to it. At times it’s almost like an anomalistic response to being pursued by that many actors playing the press, because there’s nowhere you can go and you only have to be in a situation like that for about a minute before you realise, ‘This is completely unbearable,’” she continued.
“Trying to get from one place to another and to have this swarm around you, you feel very trapped. It’s a really unpleasant experience. It’s really horrendous to have that many people yelling at you and wanting something. So we let it happen, because it feels like a very important part of the story to tell.”
Will Kate Middleton be on The Crown?
Yes, Princess Catherine AKA Kate Middleton will be portrayed in The Crown. In Season 6, the series will show a young Prince William meeting Kate at university.
Will Season 6 of The Crown be the last?
Sadly, showrunner Peter Morgan has confirmed that Season 6 of The Crown will be the last.