There’s no resolution to the SAG-AFTRA strike yet (pay! your! actors!), but it’s clear streamers are feeling much more confident after the WGA deal was reached because we’re getting release dates for the bigger properties they were holding. That includes The Crown Season 6, which will be released in two parts by Netflix, all coming in 2023.
Netflix made the announcement via a video that, as fitting for a final season, shows us the journey of Queen Elizabeth — from her young self, and the first actress to play her, Claire Foy, to Olivia Colman, who succeded her, only to then culminate in Imelda Staunton’s Queen Elizabeth.
“The final chapter begins November 16,” the video promises, as Elizabeth is heard saying “But what about the life I put aside, the woman I put aside?”
We shall find out.
The 6th and final season is set to cover events from 1997 through 2005.
The first four episodes (Part 1) depict a relationship blossoming between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences. The final chapter (Part 2) is told across six episodes. Prince William tries to integrate back into life at Eton in the wake of his mother’s death as the monarchy has to ride the wave of public opinion. As she reaches her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the marriage of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new Royal fairytale in William and Kate.
Netflix also released two posters for the season, one featuring Queen Elizabeth and the other one featuring Princess Diana.
The sixth and final season of The Crown is coming. Watch Part 1 from November 16th, Part 2 from December 14th. Seasons 1-5 now streaming, only on Netflix.