Season 6 of 'The Crown' Marks the End of the Series — Here's When It Debuts

Katherine Stinson - Author

Oct. 10 2023, Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki)
Source: Netflix

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for The Crown Season 5 on Netflix.

The gist:

  • Netflix launched the first season of the binge-worthy series The Crown in November 2016.
  • The Crown has six seasons, with Season 6 serving as the final season of the show.
  • Season 6 of The Crown debuts in two parts in 2023.

We've finally reached the point in The Crown where the People's Princess (played by Elizabeth Debicki) enters the scene.

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The fifth season encompasses the late Queen Elizabeth II's annus horriblis, (1992 was a really bad year for her), and all the dramatic events that lead up to it.

So, now that we've already binge-watched The Crown Season 5, we have to ask: When will we be getting The Crown Season 6 (We hope it's not royally late!)? We've got all the details here.

(L-R) Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Prince William (Timothee Sambor)
Source: Netflix

If only we could rewrite Diana's ending.

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'The Crown' been renewed for Season 6. All the details here.

Hear ye, hear ye! We've got good and bad news. So let's start with the good. The Crown has already been renewed for a sixth season.

However, The Crown Season 6 will be the show's last. Don't weep now! We're actually lucky — The Crown Season 5 was actually supposed to be the last season, but Netflix extended it for one extra season.

So what time period will The Crown Season 6 cover, you ask? According to a report from Vogue, the final season of The Crown will span from the 90s to the early 200s. Not only that, but the show has already found its older Prince William and Kate Middleton (remember, they aren't married just yet in The Crown!)

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So when is 'The Crown' Season 6 dropping on Netflix? We need more episodes!

According to an Oct. 9, 2023 press release from Netflix, The Crown Season 6 will release in two parts. Part one, which consists of four episodes, will drop on Netflix on Nov. 16, 2023, and part two of Season 6 will release on Dec. 14. The second part will consist of six episodes.

As we predicted, The Crown stuck to its ten episode tradition.

Per the The Radio Times, Rufus Kampa and Ed McVey will play 15 year old William and the older adult William respectively.

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The same Radio Times report notes another new exciting development. Netflix is reportedly considering developing a prequel series — however, any details beyond that have yet to be officially confirmed.

Imelda Staunton will return as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Season 6, alongside Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip. So far, it doesn't look like they'll be any major cast changes amongst the older adult characters on The Crown.

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The first four episodes of Season 6 will center around the tragic death of Princess Diana and in the final six, we’ll see Imelda "reflect on her reign and look ahead to a time when her successors will take the throne," per Netflix. Additionally, you can expect the sounding off of royal wedding bells for Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Camilla (Olivia Williams), now king and queen of the United Kingdom.

You can stream all ten episodes of The Crown Season 5, now on Netflix.

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