Netflix renews ‘The Crown’ for its sixth and final season

Netflix is bringing the curtain down on the historical series The Crown after season 6, in contrast to what it announced last January.

Netflix original The Crown is famous for its splendid storyline and a magnificent cast. It is one of Netflix’s hit series with a large number of avid followers.

The Crown to end with season 6

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that the series would end with season 5. However, it appears that the streaming giant had a change of heart. Netflix’s official Twitter account wrote:

“News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!”

The Crown’s creator Peter Morgan further confirmed the decision to bring the curtain down after season 6. According to him, the possibility of a reversal was raised during the show’s planning process. Morgan further told Deadline:

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, 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.”

What to expect

Aside from confirming the season 6 renewal, Morgan has also teased the final installment of The Crown. In the same interview, the creator shared:

“To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

Basing from his statement, the sixth run of the show will take the story up to the early 2000s. This implies that there won’t be any scenes that feature Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back from royal duties.

Moreover, Prince Andrew’s dismissal after his perceived relationship with Jeffrey Epstein will not be showcased.

Will season 6 feature new stars

According to The Crown’s official Twitter account, Imelda Staunton will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Olivia Colman. The show wrote:

“Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth and final season of The Crown.”

Moreover, the casting of Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret for season five was divulged. It is very likely that she would continue to play the same role in season six. However, since this has not been confirmed, it should be taken with a grain of salt in mind.

Release date

Season four of The Crown is set to stream on Netflix sometime this year. However, an exact date is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, season five is only going into production in 2021. Therefore, season six may not be on viewers’ screens for a number of years.

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