The sixth season of The Crown lands this autumn

Netflix’s historical drama based on the reign of Elizabeth II returns this autumn for a final season.
Meg Bellamy and Ed McVey in The Crown. Photo: Netflix

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since the first season of The Crown dropped on Netflix, yet here we are, just a few weeks away from the sixth and final season.

First making it onto the streaming giant’s platform in November 2016, The Crown has grown into one of the world’s most watched and talked-about series. Oh, and it’s also one of the world’s most expensive. 

With a production budget that, as of 2020, was of around $260 million (approx €242,700), The Crown has been wowing audiences with beautiful scenery, stunning costumes, and a stellar cast that has changed every two seasons. 

Yet it’s its depiction of the Royals that has ensured it headlines in the UK, America, the Commonwealth, and across the globe.

The drama follows the life and times of Elizabeth II from just before her Coronation up until recent years. In the first five seasons,audiences have been given a front-row seat to Royal drama against a backdrop of numerous historic events, including the first coronation to ever be televised, the final years of Winston Churchill, the Suez Canal Crisis, the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, and Prince Charles’s marriage to Lady Diana and their subsequent divorce.

The sixth season will follow on from this, with key moments set to include the tragic death of Princess Diana, Prince William’s and Catherine Middleton’s first encounter, and the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Netflix has not yet released many details about the sixth season. Nevertheless, what we do know is that it will definitely go live sometime in November or December of this year. We can also assume that it will be split up into 10 episodes.

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