Will there be a season six of The Crown, and will the cast be the same?

Fans of Netflix's hit royal show are loving the fifth season and some are already wondering, 'will there be a season six of The Crown?'

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Since the launch of the fifth season of The Crown, fans are already wondering about the possibility of a sixth season. Here is what we know so far...

After a two-year-long hiatus, the Netflix royal drama returned for its fifth season on November 9. Fans are obsessed with the drama in this latest season and many are desperate for a follow-up season to round off the series. But has Netflix commissioned a sixth and final season? Here is what we know so far about season six of The Crown...

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Will there be a season six of The Crown?

YES! Netflix has commissioned season six of The Crown, and the season is already in production! It was announced in 2020 that the show would consist of six seasons and would conclude following the sixth and final season.

"At the outset, I had imagined The Crown running for six seasons but now that we have begun work on the stories for season five it has become clear to me that this is the perfect time and place to stop," said the creator of the show Peter Morgan, per Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). "I’m grateful to Netflix and Sony for supporting me in this decision."

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Will the cast remain the same in season six of The Crown?

In The Crown, the cast members change every two seasons. This allows the show to take jumps in time and show how the characters have changed with time. Season five has just introduced a new batch of actors who are taking on the royal roles, and it is these actors who will continue to portray the same characters in season six of The Crown

This means that season six of The Crown, will star Imelda Staunton as the Queen, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Jonny Lee Miller as John Major, Dominic West as Prince Charles, and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.

Jonathan Pryce, Natascha McElhone in The Crown season 5

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What time frame will season six of The Crown look at?

The final season of The Crown will end in the early 2000s, but it has not yet been established which events will be covered by the sixth season. For example, Prince Charles was married to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, but it has not yet been established if this royal engagement and marriage will feature in the show. 

Prince William's relationship with Kate Middleton will also be a focal point as it was revealed some time ago that Netflix had an open casting for actors who looked like the Princess of Wales when she was 19 in 2001.

The timeline in the fifth season of The Crown ended in 1997, so it can be speculated that the sixth season will pick up from there and end in the early noughties.

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When will season six of The Crown be released?

Filming for season six of The Crown, began in August 2022 and already the show has sparked controversy by filming Princess Diana's car crash scene in Paris. It is thought that this tragic event that took place in 1997 will be the focal point of the season. 

Although it has been confirmed that the show is filming, Netflix has not yet announced when they plan to release the sixth season of the show. There is typically a one-year gap between each season (apart from delays due to Covid) therefore fans can store some hope that a sixth season may be out before Christmas 2023.

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