One of Netflix’s most beloved and acclaimed series is finally on the brink of its last episode. The Crown, which has covered decades of Queen Elizabeth’s rise from underestimated princess to stalwart ruler, will end its run well before the events of her death in 2022. The Crown season 6 part 2 will choose, instead, to leave her in the 2000s, on the brink of a new era embodied in the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Here’s when to expect the grand finale.
When do new episodes of The Crown come out?
Episodes 1-4 landed on Netflix at 3 a.m. EST on November 16. A few weeks later, on December 14th, episodes 5-10 will arrive on December 14, also at 3 a.m. EST. Just in time to binge over the holidays.
How many more episodes of The Crown remain?
The remaining six episodes of The Crown’s final season will drop in December, rounding out season 6 to an even 10 episodes.
What will season 6 part 2 of The Crown be about?
Season 6 part 1 focused primarily on the romance of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and the tragic car crash that led to both their deaths and to a seismic reckoning within the monarchy itself. Season 6 part 2 will switch gears (and years) to highlight the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William’s transition to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and his budding relationship with the future queen herself: Kate Middleton. It is also to be presumed part 2 will cover the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother.
Why is this the last season of The Crown?
It was always the plan for The Crown to end after six seasons—if not fewer. Series creator Peter Morgan never wanted to cover the events of the present, particularly the marriage and eventual estrangement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In January 2020, he had expressed a plan to finish the show after five seasons. But he revealed later that via, via Deadline, “As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons. To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day—it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”
How can I watch?
All available episodes of The Crown are streaming on Netflix, where a subscription plan starts at $6.99 per month.
Lauren Puckett-Pope is a staff culture writer at ELLE, where she primarily covers film, television and books. She was previously an associate editor at ELLE.