Netflix has officially unveiled the premiere dates for the sixth and final season of “The Crown.” Imelda Staunton, who takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in her later years, stars in this poignant season that brings the epic series to a close.
The series is known for its remarkable portrayal of the British monarchy and has garnered immense acclaim throughout its run.
A Glimpse into History
Season six will be a two-part release, with the first part scheduled for November 16 and the second part set to stream from December 14. This highly anticipated season will delve into the period between 1997 and 2005, covering some of the most significant events and relationships in the British monarchy during that time.
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The upcoming season promises to explore the life and legacy of Princess Diana, portrayed by Elizabeth Debicki, including her relationship with Dodi Fayed, played by Khalid Abdalla. While the tragic car crash in Paris in 1997 that claimed her life will be a focal point, Netflix has assured viewers that the exact moment of impact will not be depicted.
A Young Prince’s Journey
Part two of season six will delve into the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death, as Prince William, portrayed by Ed McVey, returns to Eton College. Additionally, it will explore Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, the marriage of King Charles III, portrayed by Dominic West, to Queen Camilla, played by Olivia Williams, and the early stages of Prince William’s relationship with Kate Middleton, portrayed by Meg Bellamy.
The cast for this final season is a stellar ensemble, with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, and Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair. Salim Daw takes on the role of Mohamed Al Fayed, Rufus Kampa portrays Prince William in part one, and Fflyn Edwards and Luther Ford take on the role of Prince Harry in parts one and two, respectively.
A Tribute to Princess Diana
Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in both the fifth and sixth seasons, acknowledges the weight of portraying such an iconic figure. She recognizes the profound impact Diana had on the public and has found inspiration in her courage and love ethic. Debicki’s portrayal promises to be a heartfelt tribute to the “people’s princess.”
The production team behind “The Crown” is acutely aware of the sensitivity required when depicting the tragic events surrounding Princess Diana’s death. They are committed to handling these moments with care and respect, acknowledging the enduring legacy of the beloved royal.
An End to a Binge-Worthy Era
While Netflix typically follows a binge-watching model, “The Crown” will release its final season in two parts. This approach, previously used for “Stranger Things,” allows viewers to savor the culmination of this critically acclaimed series over two distinct periods.
As “The Crown” concludes its remarkable journey, it leaves a lasting impression on viewers. The series has become a symbol of permanence, exploring the personal sacrifices made by the British monarchy in service of duty. It’s a tribute to history, reminding us of the people behind the crowns and the choices they made.
A Royal Legacy
“The Crown” has been a monumental achievement in television, captivating audiences worldwide with its exceptional storytelling and brilliant performances. As it bows out with its sixth season, it leaves behind a legacy of historical drama that has redefined how we perceive royalty and the power struggles within the palace walls. Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, and the entire cast have brought these iconic figures to life, giving us a glimpse into the private lives of the British royal family.