The Crown is finally coming back for its sixth and last season. The upcoming season will be released in two parts.
Netflix announced on Monday that the drama series will return to its platform on November 16, with first four episodes. The remaining six episodes shall be released on December 14, this year.
The announcement was made with a dramatic but short teaser of the series, which showed the late Queen Elizabeth II through the years, as embodied by three actresses who’ve played her on the series: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Stauton.
“The crown is a symbol of permanence,” says Foy in a voiceover. “It’s something you are, not what you do.”
She was followed by Colman, who says, “Some portion of our natural selves is always lost. We have all made sacrifices. It is not a choice. It is a duty.”
The teaser ends with Stauton, 67, stepping in as Elizabeth in her later year. “But what about the life I put aside? The woman I put aside.”
It is expected that the plot of season six will showcase the events followed by the royal divorce of King Charles III and Princess Diana and beginning of Tony Blair’s term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The final season is also expected to cover the period through at least the early 2000s, as the series will depict Prince William and Princess Kate’s first meeting, while they were studying at the University of St Andrews.
The upcoming will also feature the death of Diana, who died at the age of 36 in 1997 in a car crash in Paris. Earlier this year, the producers had promised that the death will be handled with care.