The Crown Season 6 Updates: With its dramatic depiction of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, Netflix’s hit historical drama “The Crown” has hooked viewers, and happily for fans, it still has two more seasons in store. Beginning with the queen’s 1947 wedding to Prince Philip, “The Crown” chronicles major events in the royal family of the United Kingdom, and audiences from all over the world can’t get enough.
According to the BBC, 73 million households have watched the series since 2016, with 21 million homes watching Season 3 in its first four weeks. “The Crown” has also taken the industry by storm in its first four seasons, winning 21 Emmy Awards and seven Golden Globes (via IMDb).
When Netflix stated early last year that the series would stop after Season 5, fans were apprehensive, but the show’s creator, Peter Morgan, saved the day by revealing that “The Crown” will be renewed for a sixth season, as planned.
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth for the final two seasons of the show, following in the footsteps of previous Queen Elizabeth actresses Claire Foy and Olivia Colman, who each played the role for two seasons.
Here’s all we know about The Crown Season 6 thus far.
When will The Crown Season 6 be released?
Season 6 has yet to get a confirmed release date, which isn’t surprising given that Season 5 only started filming in July and has a November 2022 release window, according to Deadline.
Unfortunately, this means that viewers will have to wait almost a year for the next season of “The Crown,” and even longer for Season 6.
Except for Season 5, which will be released nearly two years after Season 4, each season has been released within a year of the previous one, according to Deadline. The lengthier delay was declared as part of the production plan and was not caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, despite the fact that it was perfectly timed. With this in mind, it appears that Season 6 of “The Crown” will not premiere until at least fall 2023, if not early 2024.
Who will play Queen Elizabeth II in Season 6 of The Crown?
Seasons 5 and 6 will have a totally new cast to personify Queen Elizabeth and her family members, as roles have been recast in every other season of “The Crown.” Seasons 5 and 6 will follow the queen’s rule into the early 2000s, after Season 4 ended in 1990. Imelda Staunton will take over for Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, with Jonathan Pryce taking over for Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.
Like Prince Charles, Dominic West will take over from Josh O’Connor, and like Princess Diana, Elizabeth Debicki will take over from Emma Corrin. Lesley Manville will replace Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in Seasons 5 and 6, while Olivia Williams will replace Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles in Seasons 5 and 6.
According to Deadline, Jonny Lee Miller and Khalid Abdalla will play John Major and Dodi Fayed, respectively, in Season 5, although it is unknown if they will return for Season 6.
What Could be the Plot of Season 6?
As per Deadline, Season 6 of “The Crown” will chronicle the royal family’s lives up to the early 2000s, and given that Season 4 concludes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death, this is a good fit. (Gillian Anderson) departure in 1990, the series’ creators will have plenty of royal drama to work in the new seasons.
Season 4 also shows Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship deteriorate, implying that future seasons will focus on their separation and later divorced in 1996. Of course, Princess Diana died in a car accident the following year, and “The Crown” is expected to address this tragedy in some way.
Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth’s other children, all have their own controversies that “The Crown” might easily exploit. For example, Princess Anne divorced her nearly 20-year spouse, Mark Philips, in 1992 and married a royal staff member the following year, but Prince Andrew divorced Sarah Ferguson in 1996.
The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret died in the early 2000s, as did Prince Charles’ marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles (Britannica). So there’s no shortage of real royal history for “The Crown” to use in its final season.