Part 1 of the 6th and final season of "The Crown" is available to stream from today on Nov. 16 2023
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Part 2 premieres on December 14
Note: The below talent quotes were given to TUDUM in interviews that took place in April 2023
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Season 6 Part 1 premieres on Netflix on November 16th. These first four episodes of the final season depict a relationship blossoming between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences.
Speaking about her starring role in this season, Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana) said: "I think it's a really unique challenge as an actor, to portray those days. I really just trusted in Peter's emotional blueprint that he created for us to follow. It's his interpretation and I think it made emotional sense to me, so I clung to that. Because, obviously, it's devastating and it's fraught and we can never know."
For both Dominic West (Prince Charles) and Imelda Staunton (Queen Elizabeth II) there is an ease and an understanding to taking on these characters for a second season.
Imelda Staunton says "I've been living with her for a long time so, if anything, I felt more comfortable this time. I love her stillness and her ability to not be thrown by everything that must have constantly - throughout her whole life - gone on around her."
Dominic West says of Prince Charles: "I think he's got real sadness to him and real compassion and what's great about The Crown is that you see these public figures in private. I suspect in private he's quite emotional, well that's the way I played him anyway... I think, hopefully, what comes out is compassionate but relatively well-balanced.
"I talked to a lot of people who have met him because he's met a lot of people, he's met probably more than anyone except the Queen and Prince Philip. Almost everyone has extremely warm, kind things to say about him."
Salim Daw feels strongly about playing Mohamed Al Fayed: "I adore this character. I love him so much and I enjoy portraying him because I love him. In this huge series, he is so human and he's so colourful. He's hard sometimes, very hard, funny, like a child - with his son he's sometimes very, very hard but he has plenty of love for his son and the audience will see that and will feel exactly what I'm talking about."
And Khalid Abdalla on playing his son, Dodi Fayed says: "It's been the honour of my life to be part of this project, to be part of The Crown, and to play Dodi"
The 6th season of THE CROWN will close out the genre-defining prestige royal saga that has been on screens since 2016. The Crown's final season will premiere in two parts: Part 1 on November 16th and Part 2 on December 14th.
Since premiering on Netflix in 2016, THE CROWN has been nominated for and won multiple awards, including 69 Emmy Nominations across 5 seasons (with 21 wins including Best Drama across 4 seasons), 10 Golden Globe Nominations (including 4 wins), 15 BAFTA nominations, and more.
This final season will draw to a conclusion sixty hours of television that have introduced stars such as Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Emma Corrin, Josh O'Connor and more.
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About The Crown Season 6
A relationship blossoms between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed before a fateful car journey has devastating consequences.
Prince William tries to integrate back into life at Eton in the wake of his mother's death as the monarchy has to ride the wave of public opinion. As she reaches her Golden Jubilee, the Queen reflects on the future of the monarchy with the marriage of Charles and Camilla and the beginnings of a new Royal fairytale in William and Kate.
Part 1 - November 16, 2023 / Part 2 - December 14, 2023
10 episodes x 60 mins [Part 1 - 4 episodes / Part 2 - 6 episodes]
Created and Written by:
Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries, Stephen Daldry, Matthew Byam Shaw and Robert Fox.
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles, Bertie Carvel as Tony Blair, Salim Daw as Mohamed Al Fayed, and Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed.
Part 1 - Rufus Kampa (Prince William) and Fflyn Edwards (Prince Harry)
Part 2 - Ed McVey (Prince William), Luther Ford (Prince Harry) and Meg Bellamy (Kate Middleton)
The Crown: The Official Podcast will also return on November 16th.
Source Netflix, Inc.
November 16, 2023 2:00am ET by Netflix, Inc.