‘The Crown’ Season 6: Netflix Releases First-Look Teaser and Confirms Premiere Date

Here's everything we know

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The wait is finally over. Netflix has revealed the official release date(s) for The Crown season 6: the first new episodes will drop November 16. And on top of that, the streaming service just released the first-look teaser for the latest installment, revealing that the new season will be split into two parts. So, what can fans expect from the new season? And who will be in the cast? Keep reading for more details on The Crown season 6.

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1. Is The Crown Returning for Season 6?

In July 2020, show creator Peter Morgan confirmed that The Crown is returning for season 6. He announced the exciting news in a press release and five seasons of the historical drama just weren’t enough.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story, we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” he said, according to Deadline.

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2. What Is The Crown Season 6 About?

The new episodes will take place in the ’90s and early ’00s, which means season six will tackle Princess Diana's final days before her passing. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly back in October 2022, The Crown star Elizabeth Debicki confirmed that the team will handle the late royal's death with "sensitivity."

She said, "I'll say that Peter and the entire crew of this job do their utmost to really handle everything with such sensitivity and truth and complexity, as do actors. The amount of research and care and conversations and dialogue that happen over—from a viewer's perspective, something probably that you would never ever notice—is just immense. From that very first meeting [with] Peter, I knew that I'd entered into this space where this was taken seriously [in] a deeply caring way."

Her co-star, Dominic West, also agreed that the show is treating this tragic incident with care. He said, "It's a hell of a season, because it deals with Diana's death and appalling scenes, like having to break that news to your sons," the actor explained to EW, referring to Charles and Diana's children, William and Harry. "I've got two boys of that age and so it's a heavy, heavy responsibility to get it right and something I think we all take pretty seriously."

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3. Will The Crown Season 6 Cover the Present Day?

Not quite. According to Deadline, creator Peter Morgan confirmed that the series will not include royal moments from the present day.

He said, "To be clear, series six will not bring us any closer to present-day—it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail."

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4. Who’s in the Cast?

Since the show features a time jump, season six will include quite a few new faces. Rufus Kampa will play 15-year-old Prince William while Ed McVey will portray an older version of the Prince of Wales, during his late teen and early adult years. Meanwhile, Meg Bellamy has been cast as Kate Middleton.

Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki will all reprise their roles as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, respectively.

5. What’s the Premiere Date for The Crown season 6?

Netflix dropped the official teaser for The Crown season six across all of their social media channels. The clip starts with Queen Elizabeth II (Staunton) reflecting on her years as monarch.

“The Crown is a symbol of permanence,” she says in the teaser above. “It’s something you are, not what you do. Some portion of our natural selves is always lost. We have all made sacrifices. It is not a choice. It is a duty.”

The monarch goes on to share how much she has given up for the crown. “But, what about the life I put aside? The woman I put aside?”

It is revealed at the end of the teaser that The Crown season six will be split into two parts: Part one will debut on November 16 and part two will premiere on December 14.

Mark your calendars.

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6. Is There a Trailer for Season 6?

Aside from the new teaser release, Netflix hasn’t dropped full-length trailer for The Crown season six. But, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for new details.

7. What Other Stories Will Be Explored in The Crown Season 6?

In season six, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s love story will be given the spotlight. Back in April, Netflix released the first-look photos from the final season of The Crown, which features a young Middleton and William.

The first glimpse photos transport royal fans into the early stages of their relationship, where we see a young William and Kate Middleton walking together and holding hands.


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