Netflix confirms that The Crown will have a sixth season after all
The sixth season still won't bring the TV show up to present day.
Netflix has confirmed that its popular royal drama, The Crown, will continue for a sixth season. The show had originally been planned for six seasons but it had been announced last January that they would be stopping it after five.
However, it seems that this extra season has been added so that the show can look at the nineties royal drama more in-depth and the show will still end in the early 2000s.
Writer Peter Morgan said:
"Series six will not bring us any closer to present day - it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail."
Imelda Staunton, who was cast to play Queen Elizabeth II for season five will continue in the role for season six. The two seasons will follow the relationship struggles of Princes Charles and Princess Diana, the break-up of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the fire at Windsor Castle and, of course, the death of Princess Diana.
"As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, it soon became clear than 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."
As stated, the show will end at the beginning of the 2000s so will not delve into either Prince William's or Prince Harry's relationships and won't show either of the most recent royal weddings. Nor will it follow any of the drama surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from royal duties.
We're still delighted though - we'll take an extra season of the crown no matter what it's looking at, especially one starring Imelda Staunton.
Lesley Manville will be stepping into the role of Princess Margaret, taking over from Helena Bonham Carter, and Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson will also join the cast, playing Princess Diana and Margaret Tatcher respectively.
We still don't have an official release date for the upcoming season four yet but, Covid delays not withstanding, we're expecting it to be released sometime this November.