Neftlix's The Crown is getting season 6 after all. Netflix UK & Ireland posted The Crown season 6 announcement on Twitter, stating: "News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!" Show creator Peter Morgan has also stated that, "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." Netflix had announced back in January The Crown would end after season 5.
News from the palace: we can confirm there will be a sixth (and final) season of @TheCrownNetflix, in addition to the previously announced five!— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 9, 2020
Synopsis: "The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947, to Philip Mountbatten, until the early 21st century. The first season depicts events up to 1955, with Winston Churchill resigning as prime minister and the Queen's sister Princess Margaret deciding not to marry Peter Townsend. The second season covers the Suez Crisis in 1956 leading to the retirement of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 following the Profumo affair political scandal, and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season covers 1964 to 1977, beginning with Harold Wilson's election as prime minister and ending with her Silver Jubilee, also covering Edward Heath's time as prime minister. The third season also introduces Camilla Shand. The fourth season is set during Margaret Thatcher's premiership and features Lady Diana Spencer, while introducing Prince William and Prince Harry."
Several different actresses have taken on the role of Queen Elizabeth during the show's run. Claire Foy (The Girl in the Spider's Web) played the younger Elizabeth; Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) plays Elizabeth in her middle-aged years; actress Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter 5) will finish out the role as the modern-day elderly Queen Elizabeth, in the upcoming fifth season of The Crown and the now-announced season 6.
Earlier this year, Peter Morgan stated that he felt The Crown season 5 was "the perfect time and place to stop." That decision actually shocked fans, as Morgan had originally stated that the 21st century-era of Queen Elizabeth's life was one that demanded a complex in-depth look, as its the era of the monarch's life that most viewers will be familiar with. Given how things have played out with the royal family in the last year (with all the controversy surrounding Prince Harry and his wife Megan Markle's defection from royal life), The Crown indeed has plenty of great tea left to spill.
The Crown season 4 had to wrap production early due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year.