'The Crown' season 6 is happening and will see the royal family in the 2000s.
'The Crown' was supposed to end at season 5, but with 10 Emmy Awards out of a total of 39 nominations and a huge following, it just feels right to get one more season. The show is originally planned for six seasons, but Netflix announced in early 2020 that season 5 is going to be the last for the series.
Luckily, creator Peter Morgan changed his mind and decided to extend the show for one more season.
“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that 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,” Morgan told the publication. “To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail," creator Peter Morgan told Deadline.
We are finally getting season 6, after all! So let us get this started and find out everything there is to know about 'The Crown' season 6.
The new season is yet to enter production, so there is still no release date for now. According to Deadline, production for season 5 is yet to begin by June 2021, which means that season 6 will not start until afterward. Season 4 premiered in November 2020.
The production break is pre-planned and not because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Don't worry because we'll keep an eye on future news and updates this article right ahead.
Season 4 was set in the '90s and covered the exit of Margaret Thatcher from office.
According to Deadline, Season 6 of 'The Crown' will usher into the 2000s and cover the events that transpired in the lives of the royal family around that time.
There are so many things that happened with the royal family around this period, including Prince Andrew and Sarah Furguson’s divorce, Princess Anne’s split from Mark Phillips, Princess Diana’s 1996 break-up from Prince Charles, and the most heartbreaking of them all--- Princess Diana's death in 1997.
If that's not enough heartbreaks, the 2000s also saw the death of Princess Margaret and Queen Mother Elizabeth.
So much of the tragedies, the period also have some great memories, like Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ engagement and wedding.
According to Town & Country, seasons 5 and 6 will explore John Major (1990-1997) and Tony Blair's (1997-2007) time in the office.
Unfortunately, it seems unlikely for the younger royal couples to be included in the series. This means that we wouldn't see Prince William and Kate Middleton's relationship, nor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping out from their royal roles.
“I feel uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period,” Morgan told Entertainment Weekly back in 2018.“I think there’s a certain amount of time within which, if you write about it, what you do instantly becomes journalistic. Because it’s too close to the moment.”
He added that we'll have to wait for at least 20 years, for he still doesn't know what there is to tell about Megan as of the moment, adding, "She’ll only become interesting once we’ve had 20 years to digest who she is and what her impact has been. If I were to write about Meghan Markle, I would automatically be writing journalistically.”
The casting tends to change every few seasons to make the aging of the characters appear realistic. There is still no official casting announced for season 6, but it looks likely that season 5 castings are going to stick around until the final season.
For season 5, Lesley Manville is cast to play Princess Margaret, taking over for Helena Bonham Carter, and Dominic West as Prince Charles, replacing Josh O’Connor.
Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret in the fifth season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/R5aZEBOW0t— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) July 2, 2020
Jonathan Pryce is also coming to replace Tobias Menzies, and Imelda Staunton will replace Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.
Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip in the final two seasons of The Crown (Seasons 5 and 6), alongside Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville. pic.twitter.com/zI7NotOfc4— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) August 13, 2020
Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in the fifth and final season of The Crown. pic.twitter.com/hUOob58A9p— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) January 31, 2020
Elizabeth Debicki will take over for Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Lastly, Olivia Williams will replace Emerald Fennell for the role of Camilla Parker Bowles.
We'll update the cast list as more information gets released.