The Crown is on the point of shut the e book on the saga of the British royal household.
On Monday, Netflix introduced that the sixth and closing season of the hit drama based mostly on the lives of the royals will premiere in two elements this fall. Half 1 will launch on Thursday, November 16 and Half 2 will observe on Thursday, December 14 — the primary time the collection has been cut up into a number of installments.
The streamer additionally shared a brand new clip teasing what’s to return. The video confirmed a glimpse of a lavish sitting room as a clock ticked ominously, with the voices of Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton taking part in over it. The Crown forged has modified each two seasons to replicate the characters growing older by the a long time, and the position of Queen Elizabeth handed between the three actresses. The teaser captured the passage of time by filming the celebs strolling by a grand royal residence.
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“The crown is a logo of permeance. It’s one thing you’re, not what you do,” Foy mentioned, as a TV confirmed footage of her in character. She first starred because the monarch in seasons 1 and a couple of of The Crown, and performed a younger Queen Elizabeth. “Some portion of our pure selves is all the time misplaced. We now have all made sacrifices. It’s not a alternative. It’s a responsibility,” Colman echoed. The video minimize to a framed photograph of her in character because the sovereign, who she performed in seasons 3 and 4.
The clip then switched to Staunton in costume, quietly holding her arms earlier than stepping out onto a Buckingham Palace-like balcony to greet a cheering crowd. “However what concerning the life, I put apart? The wouldn’t — I put apart?” Staunton’s voice puzzled.
The BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee made her debut as Queen Elizabeth in season 5 of The Crown and can shut the saga within the upcoming season 6.
Netflix additionally revealed that the sixth season will cowl occasions from 1997 to 2005. Half 1 will characteristic Elizabeth Debicki returning as Princess Diana, Dominic West taking part in now-King Charles, Jonathan Pryce reprising his position as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Staunton starring as Queen Elizabeth. Salim Daw and Khalid Abdalla are additionally again as Mohamed Al Fayed and Dodi Fayed, and Half 1 will introduce Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards as a younger Prince William and Prince Harry.
The primary 4 episodes of Half 1 will observe the connection between Diana and Dodi earlier than the deadly automobile crash in Paris in 1997.
PEOPLE beforehand confirmed that the second of affect can be excluded from The Crown. 4 weeks later, Half 2 will hit queues and be instructed in six episodes.
The Crown will think about a younger William settling again in at Eton following his mom’s loss of life because the monarchy navigates a turbulent time within the public eye. In the meantime, an growing older Queen mulls the way forward for the monarchy with the wedding of Charles and now-Queen Camilla in addition to the future forward for Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The ultimate casting change of The Crown may also gentle up the small display screen in Half 2 of season 6. Ed McVey will play Prince William reverse Luther Ford as Prince Harry, whereas Meg Bellamy steps into the highlight as Kate.
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The streamer additionally dropped two putting visuals with the premiere information. The primary poster exhibits Debicki in character, trying over her shoulder in a swimsuit on Mohamed’s yacht, and the second spotlights Staunton strolling alone in direction of a shiny beam of sunshine. Whereas the fifth season was initially supposed to be the present’s final, Netflix introduced that the collection could be prolonged to season 6 in 2020.
“As we began to debate the storylines for Sequence 5, it quickly grew to become clear that with a view to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we must always return to the unique plan and do six seasons,” creator Peter Morgan beforehand mentioned in a press release.
The Crown takes its closing bows on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.