The Crown Season 6: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and More

The Crown Season 6: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and More

Unfortunately, it’s here… the moment we’ve all been dreading, but we knew would have to come someday – The Crown is coming to an end with its sixth, and reportedly final, season. We may be waiting at least a few more months to see it on our screens, so we wanted to recap and share what we know so far, and what we can possibly expect from The Crown Season 6.

The Crown Season 6

Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed following the fictional version of the world’s most famous royals and has learned new things about them and the history of the world every single season. The Crown went on to become one of the most popular Netflix series of all time, and given the recent death of Queen Elizabeth, more people have been curious about the series. So, without wasting too much of your time, here’s everything you need to know about The Crown Season 6:

What Is the Plot of The Crown, Season 6?

The Crown premiered in November 2016 and is a historical drama recounting the life and reign of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Season 5 left off in a rather sensitive place. Based on the timeline of the monarch’s real life, the series is nearing the inevitable depiction of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her romantic partner, Dodi Al-Fayed. Additionally, the Season 5 finale heavily focused on the subjects of the United Kingdom and their distaste for the monarchy, ushering in Tony Blair, leader of the Labour Party, as Prime Minister.

the Plot of The Crown, Season 6

Show creator Peter Morgan originally wanted to curtail the series and end with Season 5, but in July 2020, he announced that he would move forward with a sixth season as was planned from the beginning, stating, “As we started to discuss the storylines for Season 5, it soon became clear that to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Season 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

If Morgan is sticking with his statement from July 2020, then we do not believe we will see portrayals of more recent events, such as Prince Charles’ accession to the throne or Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, formerly known as Meghan Markle in the United States.

The show is under a bit of criticism as of late, as the subject matter will grow to be quite sensitive in the final season. According to sources, actress Elizabeth Debicki has filmed a scene in which she is lying in an open casket as Diana. Additionally, two young actors were hired to portray Prince William and Prince Harry, and sources expressed how uncomfortable cast members were with what they were directed to do. Real surgeons were even hired for the hospital scenes following Diana’s car crash. We hope that these rumors are merely rumors and that the team behind The Crown is not adding shock value to increase ratings.

We can estimate that Season 6 will cover at least through the early 2000s since Meg Bellamy has been cast to play a young Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. Because of this, we can assume that the show will cover events such as the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother in February and March 2002, respectively, as well as the 2005 marriage of then-Prince Charles and the former Camilla Parker-Bowles.

The Cast of The Crown Season 6

The majority of the cast of Season 5 is expected to return for Season 6, such as Imelda Staunton as the Queen, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. Some new faces will include Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey, both as Prince William (but at different ages), Meg Bellamy as a young Catherine Middleton, and Will Powell as a teenage Prince Harry.

The Cast of The Crown Season 6

English actress and singer Imelda Staunton trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, completing her studies in 1976. She is a prominent theatre actress, having won four Laurence Olivier Awards and been nominated for thirteen. She is probably most recognized for her portrayal of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. Staunton has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance on The Crown.

Jonathan Pryce is a Welsh actor who also is quite prominent in the theatre, as he is the recipient of two Tony Awards and two Laurence Olivier Awards. He has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work on The Crown. Pryce has appeared on Wolf Hall and Game of Thrones. He has appeared in many films, such as The Two Popes, in which he portrayed Pope Francis and several of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Lesley Manville is yet another acclaimed actress on stage and screen. Although she has been acting professionally for the better part of five decades, she rose to international prominence with her role in the historical drama Phantom Thread in 2017. Most recently, she has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance in the title role of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, in which she performed alongside Warrior Nun actress Alba Baptista.

Dominic West has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as the former Prince of Wales. He trained at Trinity College Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is a theatre actor, as well, and has been in a number of popular films such as 300, Chicago, Mona Lisa Smile, and Tomb Raider (2018). Apart from his role on The Crown, he also can be seen in 2022’s Downtown Abbey: A New Era.

Elizabeth Debicki is actually an Australian actress amongst all the Brits in the show’s cast. Her breakout role was in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby as Jordan Baker. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical or Drama for her role as Diana, Princess of Wales. She can next be seen in 2023’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

When and Where Can You Watch The Crown Season 6?

There is no set date for the premiere of The Crown Season 6, but production began before the fifth season even premiered. Season 6 is the only season to be produced following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Filming had begun shortly before Her Majesty’s death on September 8, 2022, and briefly paused to observe the national mourning period.

Based on the release dates of all five seasons to date, we believe we might see The Crown Season 6 toward the end of 2023. Past seasons typically have premiered between November and December, and apart from the work done during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the seasons have been released just about a year apart from each other. As always, once it premieres, audiences can watch (and re-watch) the series on Netflix.

Is There a Trailer for The Crown Season 6?

Since The Crown Season 6 is still in production, there is no trailer or teaser available yet. However, there are plenty of interesting interviews and fan-made videos to hold us over in the meantime! Dominic West, Elizabeth Debicki, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville, and Imelda Staunton all appeared on The TODAY Show to discuss Season 5 and the criticism the series has faced recently, particularly after the death of Queen Elizabeth. Hopefully, there will be a trailer closer to the release date of The Crown Season 6.


At this point in the article, we normally would say we can’t wait for a project to premiere, but in this case, we don’t want The Crown to come to an end. For folks who enjoy history and/or drama, The Crown is the perfect blend of genres that has taught us quite a bit about the British government and history while also taking a healthy amount of creative liberty to tell a perfectly dramatic story. What are your thoughts on The Crown? Are there any historical events that stick out to you that you’d like to see covered in what most likely is its final season? Be sure to tell us in the comments!

Deepti Chadha
Deepti Chadha

Deepti is a prolific content writer for OpenMediaHub who specializes in movies, tv shows, and web series, along with occasional reviews. Her interests lie in watching different genres and reading comics books, although her main passion is writing for as long as she remembers.

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