The new trailer has been released for the final season of The Crown, one of Netflix’s most financially successful and critically acclaimed series.
Long awaited by fans and critics, the new series stars Imelda Staunton CBE as the late Queen, alongside Sir Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major, Dominic West as Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. The likes of Olivia Williams, Khalid Abdalla and Bertie Carvel will also appear in minor roles.
The series, which covers the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, will focus on the 21st century for its sixth season, covering the transition into the new millennium from the 1990s to the 2000s. Considering that the Queen only recently passed away, it is highly unlikely that the new series will cover her death.
Instead, the new series will cover Princess Diana’s sour treatment by the royal family, both from her perspective and the late Queen’s.
Due to heavily focus on Diana, the screenwriter of the show, Peter Morgan, recently spoke to Variety about reports that her “ghost” would appear in the show. “I never imagined it as Diana’s ‘ghost’ in the traditional sense,” Morgan stated, “It was her continuing to live vividly in the minds of those she has left behind. Diana was unique, and I suppose that’s what inspired me to find a unique way of representing her. She deserved special treatment narratively”.
You’ll have to wait until December 14th to see the second part of the show, which has been split in two in uniform with the recent release of Stranger Things.
Take a look at the trailer for the brand new series below, with part one due to hit Netflix on November 16th.