Netflix is buzzing with excitement as it gears up for the highly anticipated final season of its hit royal drama, The Crown. The streaming giant recently took to social media to drop a hint about what’s in store later this year.
The Crown’s Remarkable Exploration of Royal Drama
Among Netflix’s top original productions, The Crown has never shied away from delving into the dramatic highs and lows of Queen Elizabeth II and her family’s journey through history.
The Epic Conclusion of a Six-Season Journey
This last season is poised to take us on a historical journey covering the years from 1997 to 2005, extending beyond the significant wedding of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Netflix’s UK Twitter account recently shared a glimpse into this critical period by posting an image of the order of service for the marriage blessing ceremony held at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, on April 9, 2005.
“After six seasons, seven years, and three casts, @TheCrownNetflix will say its goodbyes later this year,” Netflix announced, hinting that more surprises are on the horizon as we prepare for the ultimate season.
A Season Packed with Drama
The final season promises to deliver some of the most compelling storylines to date. It kicks off in the summer of 1997, just weeks before the tragic death of Princess Diana—an event that is expected to unfold across three of the last 10 episodes.
The character of Princess Diana, introduced in Season 4 and originally portrayed by Emma Corrin, has now been handed over to Elizabeth Debicki for Season 5. During the Edinburgh TV Festival, the creative team behind The Crown reassured audiences that they’ve handled the sensitive portrayal of Diana’s tragic passing with utmost care.
Executive producer Suzanne Mackie emphasized the thorough research that went into it and expressed confidence in the audience’s ability to form their own opinions about the portrayal. They made it clear that the impact itself would not be depicted on screen, upholding Netflix’s commitment to responsible storytelling.
Charles and Camilla’s Complex Relationship
The final season will shed light on the intricate and sometimes tumultuous relationship between Prince Charles and Camilla. Dominic West steps into the role of Charles, while Olivia Williams takes on the character of Camilla. Their enduring journey toward public and private acceptance is set to be a central theme.
Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” released earlier this year, offered insights into the royal family’s perspective on this union. Harry revealed that he and Prince William had urged their father not to marry Camilla, describing her as a “villain” and “dangerous.”
Their heartfelt plea aimed to avoid the controversy, media scrutiny, and worldwide comparisons between Camilla and their beloved mother. While it’s unclear if Peter Morgan, the writer and creator of The Crown, incorporated Harry’s perspective into the final season, this revelation adds an intriguing layer to the narrative.
A Majestic Conclusion on the Horizon
Although an official release date is yet to be announced, viewers can expect the grand finale of The Crown to grace our screens before the year’s end. Historically, previous seasons have made their debut in November, and this final chapter promises to be the majestic ending we’ve all been eagerly awaiting.