by Nadia ten Hove

Netflix has just unveiled the highly anticipated premiere dates for the sixth and final season of The Crown. Split into two parts, the first half will grace screens on November 16, with the second half following closely on December 14.

The Crown, known for its captivating portrayal of historical events, delves into the life of Queen Elizabeth II, painting a vivid picture of the political and personal circumstances that have molded her reign. This concluding season unfolds during the challenging period from 1997 to 2005, a time profoundly influenced by the political era of Tony Blair (Bertie Carvel).

The initial segment of this farewell season comprises four episodes, delving into the blossoming love story between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a tragic car ride shatters their world.

In the subsequent six episodes, Prince William grapples with his return to Eton University following the devastating loss of his mother. Simultaneously, the royal family navigates the shifting tides of public opinion. Against the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee, she contemplates the monarchy’s future amidst Prince Charles and Camilla’s union and the emergence of a new royal chapter with William and Kate.

The stellar cast includes Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West reprising their roles as Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Imelda Staunton reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth II, joined by Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip) and Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret). Salim Daw (Mohamed Al Fayed) and Khalid Abdalla (Dodi Fayed) make their triumphant return. Newcomers Rufus Kampa (Prince William) and Fflyn Edwards (Prince Harry) make their highly anticipated debut.

In the second part, Ed McVey and Luther Ford take on the roles of Prince William and Prince Harry, while Meg Bellamy shines as Kate Middleton.

Since its debut on Netflix in 2016, The Crown has garnered a multitude of accolades, including 15 BAFTA nominations, 10 Golden Globe nominations (including 4 wins), and an impressive 69 Emmy nominations. Across five seasons, The Crown has secured a total of 21 prestigious awards.

This eagerly awaited final season marks the end of a remarkable era, introducing audiences to outstanding talents like Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Emma Corrin, and Josh O’Connor.