- The sixth and final season of The Crown returns on Thursday, November 16th with a four-episode Part 1, followed by the six-episode Part 2 on Thursday, December 14th.
- Princes William and Harry are played by different actors in both parts.
- This new season is about the death of Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki).
While it feels like we’ve been waiting for The Crown to return for a long time, it’s not like we’ve had to be as patient for two years as we were during the break between casts – Season 4 arrived in 2020 and we had to wait two years for the fifth.
Now, Season 6 will be with us a little over a year after Season 5, but there’s one more twist: it’ll be split into two parts, which means you’ll have to wait about a month to get the whole season.
But yes, the royal family – or at least the Peter Morgan-created Netflix version of it – will be back next month: November 16, to be exact. And in the new teaser for the season, Imelda Staunton’s Queen Elizabeth II looks back almost as much as she faces the future.
What is the story of The Crown season 6?
The sixth and final season covers events from 1997 to 2005. The first four episodes (Part 1) show a blossoming relationship between Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla) before a fateful car trip has devastating consequences.
The final chapter (Part 2) is told in six episodes. Prince William (Ed McVey) tries to reintegrate into life at Eton following the death of his mother, as the monarchy must ride the wave of public opinion. As she reaches her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the wedding of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new royal fairytale in William and Kate.
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Who appears in The Crown season 6?
The latest season’s cast also includes Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret) and Salim Daw (Mohamed Al Fayed).
The growing Windsor children will see further recasting, with Rufus Kampa playing Prince William and Fflyn Edwards playing Prince Harry in Part 1. For Part 2, McVey takes on the role of William, alongside Luther Ford as Harry, while Meg Bellamy plays Kate Middleton.
The teaser certainly continues the feeling of the Queen contemplating her reign, as Claire Foy’s young queen appears on television in her chambers and we hear the voice of the role’s previous occupant, Olivia Colman.
“The final season of The Crown is also tasked with presenting perhaps the most sensitive and tragic issues in the royals’ recent history – the death of Diana and its emotional impact not only on the family but on the United Kingdom as a whole.”
And no, we’re not expecting a flashback to 2011 where the family gathers around the television and is mesmerized by the pilot episode of the new TV drama “Suits”…
When can I watch The Crown Season 6?
Part 1 will be released on November 16th, while Part 2 will follow on December 14th.