Netflix has announced the release schedule for the much-anticipated sixth and final season of its critically acclaimed series, The Crown. In a departure from the typical binge-watching model, the final season will be split into two parts. The first four episodes are scheduled to premiere on November 16, with the remaining six episodes set to be released on December 14.
This approach aligns with Netflix’s recent strategy for other popular series like Stranger Things, You, and The Witcher.
A sneak peek of the final season provides viewers with a retrospective glimpse into the life of Queen Elizabeth II, portrayed in previous seasons by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. It then shifts focus to Imelda Staunton’s portrayal of the present-day queen.
The teaser features Staunton reflecting on the sacrifices made for her royal duties, accompanied by a voiceover from Colman emphasizing that queenship is not a choice but an obligation.
Season six will explore events from 1997 to 2005, with the first part shedding light on the romantic relationship between Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdalla), ultimately leading to their tragic deaths in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
The second part of the season will delve into the wedding of Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Camilla Parker Bowles (Olivia Williams), as well as the lives of Charles’ sons, William (Ed McVey) and Harry (Luther Ford).
Executive producer Suzanne Mackie expressed her pride in the final season, particularly highlighting Imelda Staunton’s outstanding performance as Queen Elizabeth II. While keeping the details under wraps, Mackie hinted at a poignant and significant finale, describing it as a fitting conclusion to this epic tale.
Since its inception, The Crown has received critical acclaim, earning 21 Emmy Awards, including Best Drama Series for its fourth season. The series, created by Peter Morgan, is produced by a team that includes Mackie, Andy Harries, Stephen Daldry, Matthew Byam Shaw, and Robert Fox.
Check out the exciting date announcement video of The Crown Season 6 below: