The Crown is one of the best historical shows you can watch right now. Not only that but it is one of the best shows on Netflix currently. Ever since its season finale, fans have been super excited about the new season of the crown.
Since it started airing, The Crown has slowly become popular among people. It is one of the most expensive shows to make as well.
The show creator, Peter Morgan, planned to conclude the show with 5 seasons. However, he later revealed that he would conclude The Crown with a 6th season.
So today, we will tell you everything you need to know about the new season of The Crown. We will discuss the release date, possible plot points, and which characters you can expect from the new season of The Crown.
The Crown Overview
Let us give you a little overview of The Crown before moving forwards. The Crown premiered on November 4, 2016. It was created and written by Peter Morgan.
It follows the story of Queen Elizabeth II starting from her early days and to the modern era. Peter Morgan’s superbly researched script exposes the Queen’s private journey beneath the public façade.
The show currently has 5 seasons and 60 episodes. All of these episodes are available on Netflix. Season 6 is set to air soon and we have all the details about it. Let’s talk about the new season of The Crown now.
The Crown Season 6 Release Date
The Crown’s season 5 premiered on 9 November 2022. It was praised by audiences and critics alike. After people were done with this season they quickly started looking forward to The Crown season 6 release date.
There has been no confirmed release date for the new season of The Crown. However, we are aware that the show has been in production and we might see an official announcement in the coming months.
The filming for the new season of The Crown began back in September 2022. Filming can take anywhere between 5 and 6 months. So, you can expect it to finish by the end of May or June.
So far, rumors suggest that The Crown season 6 can be released anywhere between November and December 2023. Otherwise, it will be released in early 2024.
Apart from rumors, if we see the release pattern of previous seasons, we can safely say that The Crown season 6 will be released in November of this year. But again, these are just speculations so take them with a grain of salt.
The Crown Season 6 Story
The previous season of The Crown focused heavily on Princess Diana and her troubled relationship with Charles. Many people were speculating that the season would also depict her death. However, that wasn’t the case.
As per rumors, the new season of the crown is set between the late 1990s and early 2000s. The creators have also revealed that they’ll be covering Diana’s death carefully. This means that her car crash won’t be shown on-screen. Rather, the events leading to her death and the aftermath will be the main focus of this season.
In addition to that, we can also expect this season to cover 9/11, The Queen Mother’s death, The Iraq War, and Princess Margaret’s death.
More details will be released as we get closer to the show’s release date or when the trailer is released.
Cast & Characters
The Crown is known to change the actors as time jumps occur on the show. However, if you’re familiar with the show, you might’ve noticed that the actors only change in odd-numbered seasons.
Since this is an even-numbered season, it’s unlikely that any of the actors will be changed. So far most of the cast members of season 5 are set to return.
The list of confirmed cast members includes:
- 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
In addition, Prince William and Kate Middleton have also been cast with Rufus Kampa, Ed McVey, and Meg Bellamy in the roles.
Prince Williams will reportedly be portrayed by two actors, Rufus Kampa, and Ed McVey. Rufus will portray him during his late teens and McVey will portray him during his 20s. A picture from the set gives us the first glimpse of Ed McVey in the character of Prince William.
Speaking of Prince Williams, how can we leave his brother out of the picture? Prince Harry will also be a part of The Crown season 6. Rumors suggest that Will Powell will portray the character of Prince Harry.
Will The Crown Season 6 Portray The Queen’s Death?
A burning question in the mind of the fans is if The Crown will portray Queen Elizabeth’s death during the last episode. Well, the answer to that question is that it is highly unlikely. As we have mentioned earlier, the new season of The Crown will focus on the 1990s and 2000s.
Unless the creators change their plans and produce 2 more seasons, they can’t portray the Queen’s death because each season focuses on a single decade.
Filming began in September but was paused shortly as the Queen passed away. The filming was resumed briefly and was paused again on September 19, 2022, due to the Queen’s funeral.
The creators have repeatedly confirmed that season 6 will be the final season of The Crown.
Upon questioning regarding the Queen’s death, Peter Morgan explained, “The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”
We are eagerly waiting for this beautiful historical drama to return to our screen. The Crown season 6 has a lot of hype surrounding it and people are looking forward to the way Peter Morgan handles all the controversial events.
It is safe to say that there’s still a lot of time till the new season of The Crown drops on Netflix. All we can do is be patient.