You may still be enjoying season five of The Crown right now, but there’s still one more season to look forward to. The upcoming sixth season will begin around 1998, set in the 2000s, and will end in 2005 following the death of the late Princess Diana.
Although the penultimate season (five) was recently released on Netflix, there seems to be a lot more to guess with the sixth and final season.
Moreover, it is believed that the sixth season will explore the romances that Prince William and Kate Middleton developed while they were studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. However, it has been confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance will not be written into the script. Other notable events covered are Queen Elizabeth II. It may include the celebration of Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Crown season 6…
What is the plot of the sixth season of The Crown?
Season six will explore the late 1990s and early 2000s. Initially, it was believed that the final episode would not include the love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton and instead focus on public relations involving prime ministers John Major (1990-97) and Tony Blair (1997-2007). However, it was learned that the series will include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s early relationship.
It is unknown whether an actor will be chosen to play Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy in the early 2000s.
Other notable events from the time period include Prince Edward’s marriage to Sophie Wessex in 1999, the death of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret and the Queen’s mother in 2002. Apart from the royal family, the September 11 terrorist attacks also took place during this period.
It is also believed that The Crown season 6 will tell the tragedy that followed the death of Princess Diana.
A source told Deadline that there was a concern behind the scenes before filming such a tragic moment. “We were afraid to get to this point,” the source told the broadcast. It is important to note that the authors will likely focus on the events leading up to the death of the deceased royal and its aftermath, rather than showing any depictions of the car crash.
Has filming started for season 6 of The Crown?
Filming for The Crown season 6 is ongoing, so we’re looking forward to stills from the series’ set in the coming months.
When will The Crown season 6 air?
Netflix has not confirmed when season 6 will hit our screens, but if we look at the previous release dates, we expect the series to be released around November 2023.
Of course, that could change as filming for season six was suspended following the Queen’s death in September 2022.
During a conversation with Deadline, Morgan explained his decision to take a hiatus: “The Crown is a love letter to him and I have nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I think we’ll stop filming out of respect.”
When The Crown first began filming in 2016, director Stephen Daldry suggested that if and when the Queen dies, there are plans in place; said they would respect it. With that in mind, it’s possible that the sixth season of The Crown will air in December 2023 or early 2024.
Who will star in season six of The Crown?
In September 2022, it was reported that Prince William and Middleton had been selected for the sixth season of The Crown after an extensive casting process.
Rufus Kampa will play Prince William, 15, and Ed McVey will play Duke in his late teens and adult years. Meg Bellamy, meanwhile, will take on the role of Middleton.
Kampa will portray Prince William battling grief following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Ed McVey will portray the dating era at the University of St Andrews, which they both attended in 2001.
Bellamy won the role of Middleton after submitting her own tape following an online audition call in April 2022. It was announced that the series was looking for “an emerging young actor and someone with a strong physical resemblance to Middleton” to play Middleton before she became the Duchess of Cambridge. But as with Prince William, acting experience was not required.
This followed the news that the casting call was important for Prince William and Prince Harry, hinting that there may be stories around the lives of the young princes in the nineties.
However, the person who will play the character of Prince Harry has not been announced yet. The drama called for him to play a 16-20 year old young actor, so we’ll wait for that.
Series creator Peter Morgan previously confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance will not feature in the final season.
Queen Imelda Staunton, the third actress to play Elizabeth, will reprise her role in the final season. The BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated British-Irish actor played Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.
Other returning actors include Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana), Dominic West (Prince Charles), Olivia Williams (Camilla Parker Bowles) and Bertie Carvel (Tony Blair). taking.
In the fifth season, Dominic West’s 14-year-old son, Senan West, plays Prince William.
The last few seasons of The Crown have featured Claire Foy and Olivia Colman as the Queen, Vanessa Kirby and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, and Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.
Debuting star Emma Corrin last season played Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Debicki replaced her in season five.
What did people say about season six of The Crown?
Series creator Peter Morgan at one point decided against the sixth season of the popular biographical drama, so we’re pleased to learn that he’s changed his mind.
“Once we started discussing the stories for the fifth series, it quickly became clear that we needed to go back to the original plan and do six seasons to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story.”
Earlier in January 2020, he said, “I originally dreamed that The Crown would run for six seasons, but now that we’ve started working on the stories for season 5, I realize this is the perfect time and place to stop. Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision. I am grateful to.”
What did the royal family say about season 6 of The Crown?
Predictably, the royal family in general has been pretty grumpy about The Crown and has yet to make any public statements about the upcoming sixth season. But Prince Harry recently admitted to watching the hit Netflix show during a press tour for his recently released memoir Spare.