The Crown season six release window revealed

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18 May 2023, 08:08

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Royal drama The Crown is set to come to a conclusion with its sixth season, and the end is not too far away.

Netflix has confirmed a release window for the final season of the hit show, revealing that it will land on the streaming platform later this year.

Whilst an exact date is yet to be confirmed, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Bela Bajaria, has announced that season six will premiere this Autumn, as reported by The Wrap.

The announcement came at Netflix’s virtual Upfront presentation on Wednesday (17th May)

Set in the late '90s and early 2000s, what is reportedly the final season of the hit show will see Prince William and Kate Middleton meet on St. Andrew’s campus, and the new episodes will follow their romance.

The Prince has already featured in the show as a child, but now Ed McVey will now play William as a young adult, while his future wife Kate will be played by Meg Bellamy. Her performance as the future Duchess of Cambridge will be her professional acting debut, after she submitted an audition tape in response to a casting call on social media.

McVey will also make his screen debut as the Prince, but he has previously appeared in various stage productions.

The new season will also depict the premiership of Labour leader Tony Blair, who is played by Bertie Carvel.

And the narrative will focus on the tragic death of Princess Diana. Elizabeth Debicki will reprise her role as Princess Diana, while Dominic West will once again perform the role of Prince Charles. 

Also back for season six are Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II and Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip.

Seasons 1-5 of The Crown are currently streaming on Netflix.