Netflix has renewed The Crown for a sixth season, scrapping earlier plans to conclude the sequence with Season 5.
“As we began to debate the storylines for Collection 5, it quickly turned clear that with a view to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should always return to the unique plan and do six seasons,” creator Peter Morgan mentioned in a press release, per Deadline.
Although Season 5 has solely simply dropped, manufacturing has already begun work on Season 6, and so they’ve given some updates of how the upcoming storylines. Here is what we have gathered up to now.
When will Season 6 air?
In line with Netflix and a newly launched teaser trailer for the present’s closing season, half one of many drama sequence returns November 16. The second a part of the season (which is when viewers can be launched to the storylines of Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry) will air December 14. Watch the total teaser trailer under.
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Two new official posters have been additionally launched forward of the brand new season that includes Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana.
Manufacturing was paused following the information of the Queen’s dying.
The present’s creator Peter Morgan introduced September 9 that out of respect for the Queen, the sequence will take a manufacturing break. Netflix reportedly has had plans in place for the sequence within the case of the monarch’s passing for years now.
“The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing so as to add for now, simply silence and respect. I anticipate we’ll cease filming out of respect too,” mentioned Morgan per Deadline.
Filming resumed following Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
Leisure Weekly studies that manufacturing has resumed on The Crown, following a quick hiatus out of respect for the Queen. In pics taken on Thursday, September 22, Elizabeth Debicki is seen filming a scene on a ship in Palma, Spain, alongside Rufus Kampa, who was not too long ago forged as Prince William, age 15. The scene additionally included one other younger actor, who was reportedly portraying Prince Harry, although Netflix has not but introduced casting for the royal.
Within the photographs, Debicki seems to recreate one other iconic Princess Diana look, as her purple gown appears to be impressed by a glance the late royal wore in July 1997 for certainly one of her closing official appearances, at Northwick Park & St. Mark’s Hospital in Harrow, Middlesex.
Debicki was additionally photographed filming scenes with Khalid Abdalla, who will painting division retailer inheritor Dodi Fayed, on the Spanish island of Majorca. They gave the impression to be recreating Princess Diana and Fayed’s July 1997 vacation in Saint-Tropez, the place the couple vacationed with William and Harry aboard a super-yacht owned by Dodi’s father Mohamed Al Fayed.
Within the photographs, Debicki wears black-and-white striped trousers, a navy tank high, and white boat footwear as she movies with the actors on a ship and on a rocky hill.
Season 6 will cowl the ultimate days of Princess Diana’s life.
The forthcoming season will decide up the place Season 5 ends, overlaying the Princess of Wales’ closing days earlier than her dying, in a automotive crash which additionally claimed the lives of her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and the automotive’s driver, Henri Paul. Per IndieWire, Netflix has confirmed that sequence will solely present occasions earlier than and after the deadly automotive crash, with a spokesperson saying that “the precise second of the crash impression is not going to be proven.”
In an interview with Leisure Weekly, Debicki and Dominic West each insisted that The Crown goals to deal with the tragic incident and aftermath with sensitivity. The actress informed the outlet, “I am going to say that Peter and your complete crew of this job do their utmost to actually deal with all the things with such sensitivity and fact and complexity, as do actors.”
The sixth season will not embrace present-day royal moments.
Morgan defined that the additional season would not prolong the timeline of The Crown however would as an alternative dive deeper into the deliberate story. “To be clear, Collection 6 is not going to carry us any nearer to present-day—it’s going to merely allow us to cowl the identical interval in higher element,” he mentioned. So do not anticipate to see storylines pertaining to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in your display.
In line with The Hollywood Reporter, the ultimate two seasons of The Crown will comply with the royal household into the 2000s, however that does not imply we’ll get so far as the newest royal weddings or royal infants. (Sorry, Archie!)
Imelda Staunton will proceed because the queen.
Staunton will assume the crown in Season 5 as Queen Elizabeth II. With one other confirmed season taking part in the queen, the Harry Potter alum will comply with within the footsteps of Crown stars Olivia Colman and Claire Foy of portraying the sovereign over two seasons every. We are able to additionally anticipate Lesley Manville, who takes over as Princess Margaret for Helena Bonham Carter in Season 5, to get extra time because the queen’s youthful sister within the sixth and closing season.
Dominic West will proceed as Prince Charles.
In October 2020, Selection reported that The Affair‘s Dominic West was “in late-stage discussions for the position” of Prince Charles. Netflix formally introduced that West secured the position for Seasons 5 and 6 in August 2021, with the actor becoming a member of the forged reverse Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, who took over for Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
The grownup variations of Prince William and Kate Middleton can be launched in Season 6.
Deadline reported that manufacturing has forged three actors to play the teenage and younger grownup variations of Prince William and Kate Middleton for the present’s sixth season. Two actors have been chosen to play William at completely different ages, whereas one actress will play Princess Kate as a younger grownup.
The Crown would be the debut tv position for all three actors. Rufus Kampa will play William at age 15, in episodes that can depict the interval following the tragic dying of his mom, Princess Diana. Ed McVey will step in to play the prince in his late teen and younger grownup years, together with his courtship of Princess Kate, who can be performed by Meg Bellamy.
Netflix dropped the primary official have a look at William and Kate in Season 6.
Three new photographs present McVey and Bellamy as a younger Prince William and Kate Middleton as they start their college profession at St. Andrew’s.
In a single image, the 2 are photographed holding arms as they stroll by way of campus. William wears a navy blue sweater layered over a light-weight blue collared shirt, whereas Kate wears a beige knit high tucked right into a pair of denims.
One other nonetheless captures the stress of the couple’s impending romance. An in depth-up shot of Kate seemingly in school reveals William sitting shut behind her.
The final picture reveals William—clad in a navy blue blazer, a light-weight blue collared shirt, a blue tie, and khaki pants—sitting casually on a sofa in a lavishly embellished room.
Season 6 was a part of the unique plan.
Followers of The Crown have been banking on six seasons from the beginning, on condition that Netflix’s head of content material, Ted Sarandos, mentioned in 2016, “The concept is to do that over six many years, in six seasons presumably, and make the entire present over eight to 10 years.” Nevertheless, issues modified when the streamer introduced this previous January that The Crown would bow out after 5 seasons as an alternative. Morgan even mentioned on the time that it felt like “that is the proper time and place to cease.” Six months later, although, they have been again to the unique plan.