Miracles do happen! After it was confirmed that ‘The Crown’ will end with season 5, the show is set to have a final 6th season.
Long live ‘The Crown’ and it seems like it is going to! ‘The Crown’ creator Peter Morgan recently took to Twitter to announce that the show is coming back for one more season, after all.
- ‘The Crown’ is returning with season 6 because it can
- Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ is yet to release
- Season 5 of ‘The Crown’ is not the last one, after all
The Emmy-winning series by Netflix was set to draw its curtains permanently after season 5 but clearly, something has changed.
So, what is season 6 going to be about and when can we expect to see it? Read on for all the details!
‘The Crown’ is returning with season 6 because it can
Creator Peter Morgan mentioned in his announcement that “As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, 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”.
And before fans of the modern British-royal family get too excited, we assure you that ‘The Crown’ is not extending to push the series to a contemporary timeline, one that will include the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drama.
What he said we can expect is a lot more detail and in-depth study of the events that took place in the British Royal Family from the late 80s to the late 90s. Some of which included the aftermath of the divorce between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and the death of Princess Diana which led to a massive public backlash towards the royal family, and especially Queen Elizabeth II who was blamed for Princess Diana’s death.
One more season will also give the characters more time to breathe and develop organically rather than having a forced and messy ending. An ending we won’t get to see before late 2022.
Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ is yet to release
While season 6 might have just been confirmed, fans of the show have been long waiting for the release of its fourth season.
Season 4 of ‘The Crown’ will see Academy Award-Winner Olivia Colman reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II. Tobias Menzies will also be returning as Prince Phillip and so will the exquisite and talented Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
The most awaited era, the introduction of Princess Diana in the British Royal Family, played by newcomer Emma Corrin, is a major plotline for the next season.
It will follow the marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana and will focus on how the latter went from being an anonymous teenager to one of the most iconic women of all time.
Season 5 of ‘The Crown’ is not the last after all
As per tradition, the show recycles its cast every two seasons.
Season 5 will see Imelda Staunton playing the Queen, after succeeding the likes of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. Lesley Manville will pick up the baton from Helena Bohman Carter to play Princess Margaret.
The 1990s were a tragic time for the Queen. All three of her children got divorced, a fire broke out in the Windsor castle for which she decided to open the gates of Buckingham Palace to the public. And this was nothing compared to the backlash the Royal family received as a result of Princess Diana’s death.
A family and Queen that were loved by millions were suddenly not only open to hate and critique by the media and the public, but these said events also left a glaring mark on the royal family after which they were never the same.
And that does seem a lot to roll out in just one season, which is why season 6 of ‘The Crown’ is a confirmed bliss and we are not complaining at all!
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