Netflix’s highly acclaimed drama series, “The Crown,” is set to wrap up its storyline with the sixth and final season. The final chapter is set to give viewers a deeper look into Queen Elizabeth II’s later years, with Imelda Staunton taking up the mantle as the queen. Through the season, the series promises to take fans on a journey that revisits her younger years, represented by the portrayals of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman.
Key Moments to Anticipate
One of the anticipated events to be featured in this last season is the royal wedding. The character, Queen Elizabeth, is heard reflecting on her life and duty, pondering over the sacrifices she made and the personal life she set aside for the throne. Furthermore, the season is set to delve into the events of the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Princess Diana and King Charles III’s divorce, Tony Blair’s term as the UK’s Prime Minister, and the initial meeting of Prince William and Princess Kate at the University of St Andrews.
A significant and sensitive moment that many viewers are likely waiting for is the portrayal of the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997. The show’s producers have previously indicated a thoughtful and careful approach to presenting this event, ensuring it’s handled with utmost care and respect.
The Two-Part Release
The final season is unique in its release structure, as it won’t be dropping all episodes simultaneously. Fans can expect the first part, consisting of four episodes, to be available on November 16. The concluding six episodes will then be released on December 14.
Stellar Performances Await
One of the noteworthy aspects of “The Crown” has been its impeccable casting and the powerful performances by its actors. Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in the final season, has been noted by executive producer Suzanne Mackie for her thoughtful and considerate portrayal. The actress herself acknowledged the complexity of stepping into the role, especially given the series’ legacy and Diana’s global stature.