The Crown season 6: When does it start? Who is in it? Everything you need to know

Virgin Radio

12 Oct 2023, 13:44

The Crown is coming back for its sixth season! 

The massively popular historical drama is based on the lives of the royal family during the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II. But what shape will the narrative take over the upcoming new episodes, and who is set to star?

Here’s everything you need to know...

Is season 6 the final season of The Crown?

Yes. The sixth season will be the last. 

What is The Crown season 6 about?

The narrative will cover the key events from Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the lives of the royals from the mid-1990s through to the 2000s. 

This includes the tragic death of Princess Diana. The show’s bosses have said that it will be covered “delicately”.

The new episodes will see Prince William and Kate Middleton meet at university, and will also depict the premiership of Labour leader Tony Blair.

Who is in The Crown season 6?

Imelda Staunton will once again play Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch was portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two seasons, and Olivia Colman in seasons three and four.

Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana, opposite Khalid Abdalla’s Dodi Fayed.

Ed McVey will be Prince William, while Meg Bellamy makes her professional acting debut as Kate Middleton. 

Season six will see Jonathan Pryce return as Prince Philip, while Dominic West plays Prince Charles and Olivia Williams portrays Camilla Parker-Bowles. Lesley Manville plays Princess Margaret.

Tony Blair will be played by Bertie Carvel, with Lydia Leonard portraying his wife, Cherie.

When does The Crown season 6 start?

Well, actually, the season is split into two parts. 

The first part arrives on 16th November.

When does The Crown season 6, part 2 start?

Part two will be available on 14th December, four weeks after the first part lands. 

How many episodes are there in The Crown season 6?

There are ten episodes in total. 

Part one is made up of four episodes. Part two will comprise six episodes.

How can I watch The Crown season 6?

You will be able to watch season 6 of The Crown on Netflix. All five previous seasons are currently available to watch on the streaming platform.