According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sixth and final season of The Crown on Netflix will feature the wedding of the current king and queen consort, Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. The 2005 Royal ceremony was alluded to on the official X (formerly Twitter) account for the acclaimed streaming drama with an image of a program booklet for the “Service of prayer and dedication following the marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.” Though not a verbal confirmation per se, the “hint,” as the post called it, was quite a bit too on the nose to be taken as anything other than a confirmation of the inclusion of the royal wedding in the upcoming season.
The Crown Season 6 will include a recently very important wedding, King Charles to Queen Camilla.
When the new season of The Crown premieres on Netflix, the roles of then-Prince Charles and then-Dutchess Camilla will be reprised by Dominic West and Olivia Williams, who portrayed the royals in Season 5. The final season is also set to include the first meeting of Kate Middleton and Prince William, along with the death of Princess Diana, who has been portrayed in the series by Elizabeth Debicki. The tragic end of the legendary princess’s life is planned to encompass the span of three episodes.
Speaking of the final season of The Crown on Netflix, executive producer Suzanne Mackie spoke to The Hollywood Reporter previously, calling it “some of our best work.” Though she was short on details regarding the climax of the season, she referred to it as a beautiful culmination, which is currently in post-production, having completed filming some months ago. We hope, along with Mackie, that fans of the critically acclaimed historical drama will find the resolution satisfying and worth their investment in the series.
The Crown has been one of the most successful series on Netflix in recent years, garnering praise for its careful attention to detail, replicating not only period styles but famous locations, landmarks, and royal accouterments, including faithful replicas of the Crown Jewels. Beginning with the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the series has sought to chronicle the complex story of the British monarchy in the modern era, a monumental challenge that has not been without controversy or criticism, as is to be expected in a series dealing with something as passionately debated as the ruling class of England.
The Crown has been one of the most successful series on Netflix in recent years, garnering praise for its careful attention to detail, replicating not only period styles but famous locations, landmarks, and royal accouterments, including faithful replicas of the Crown Jewels.
Overall, the series has won wide acclaim for its acting, writing, and production values over the course of an admittedly large scope of storytelling, which it has executed with extraordinary aplomb.
Though no specific date has yet been announced, viewers can expect to see the final season of The Crown premiering on Netflix later this year. In an ever-dwindling market of scripted television and films from Hollywood amidst the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the series may face less competition than it otherwise would have, allowing for greater visibility for its climactic season. One way or another, it is sure to attract major attention from fans who have been following the series since its inception and who will surely be keenly interested in the portrayal of events closer to contemporary times.
The Crown Season 6 will also include a three-episode arc covering the passing of Princess Diana.
And who’s to say another version of The Crown won’t return to Netflix or whatever other streaming service exists in the future to cover the reign of King Charles III? Or perhaps a series could explore monarchs before Queen Elizabeth II in a kind of prequel format. Whether the creators of the series have any of these things in mind or someone else will come along and do them later remains to be seen, but we’re hoping this sixth season of the current series will provide satisfactory closure for viewers.