“The Crown” Season 6 Teaser Marks the Beginning of the End

Imelda Staunton in
Imelda Staunton in "The Crown"

Netflix’s series The Crown invited us into the world of royal intrigue, and its final chapter is on the horizon. The streaming giant gave us a taste of things to come in a short new teaser, which confirmed this acclaimed historical drama is returning next month.

The new teaser captures Queen Elizabeth’s transformation over the years, while she delivers a powerful speech, reflecting on the responsibility she had to take on. She explains that “some portion of our natural selves is always lost” to the crown, adding it’s not a choice, but a duty to lead the monarchy.

Glimpses of Claire Foy and Olivia Colman can be seen throughout the trailer, but it’s Imelda Staunton’s turn to shine in the spotlight as Queen Elizabeth. She’ll be joined by Jonathan Pryce (Prince Philip), Lesley Manville (Princess Margaret), Elizabeth Debicki (Princess Diana), Dominic West (Prince Charles), Salim Daw (Mohamed Al Fayed), and Khalid Abdalla (Dodi Fayed).

Season 6 will also feature several newcomers, including Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton, with Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards, plus Ed McVey and Luther Ford playing younger and older versions of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Netflix split the show’s final season into two parts, set to premiere on this streaming service on November 16 and December 14.