Netflix has released a short teaser and streaming dates for the final season of their flagship historical drama, The Crown. We’ve got the details right here, for your convenience.
After the death of the Queen last year, The Crown seems to have only grown in relevance. Since its premiere all the way back in 2016, the late Queen has been performed by Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and now, in the show’s final season, Imelda Staunton.
Staunton took over the role from Colman in season five to positive reviews. The show has been charting Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from her early days to the modern era. Netflix confirmed that the series will not cover the monarch’s death.
Take a look at the brief teaser for The Crown season six.
The teaser pays tribute to Foy and Colman’s versions of the Queen as we hear their voices over the footage of Staunton approaching a set of doors, presumably the palace’s.
The season will begin in 1997 and Diana’s death, which had huge ramifications for the Queen. Season six will also presumably portray the deaths of Princess Margaret (Lesley Manville) and the Queen Mother (Marcia Warren).
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s romance will also feature in the show. They will be played by Ed McVey and Meg Bellamy respectively.
The series has garnered some criticism for its portrayal of Diana, who is played by Elizabeth Debicki in seasons five and six. Some figures, including Dame Judi Dench, have previously asked for Netflix to include a disclaimer on the episodes, to make sure viewers know it’s a work of fiction.
The Crown season 6 is split into two parts. Part one will be available to stream on 16 November and part two will conclude Netflix’s wildly popular show on 14 December.