Netflix has dropped the trailer for Part 2 of the sixth and final season of The Crown. Set to premiere on December 14, the concluding six episodes promise to bring closure to the prestige royal saga that had us riveted since its debut in 2016.
Season 6 of The Crown is being released in two parts, with the first set of four episodes now streaming on Netflix delving into the events surrounding Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Dodi Fayed’s (Khalid Abdalla) fatal car crash in 1997. Part 2, which spans the years 1997 through 2005, opens a new chapter in the royal drama, exploring the challenges faced by Prince William and the introspective moments of Queen Elizabeth II.
The two-and-a-half-minute trailer of Part 2 offers a peek at Prince William (Ed McVey) grappling with the aftermath of his mother’s shocking death. Returning to Eton, the young prince faces heightened attention from sympathetic young female fans. The journey of readjustment strains his relationships in the royal family, particularly with his father, then Prince Charles (Dominic West).
We also see Prince William assuming his responsibilities as a public servant, while juggling his personal life and the constraints of his position. His enrollment at St. Andrew’s University brings new challenges, including the conflict between traditional undergraduate rites and the demands of royalty. In the midst of all this, the young prince has a crush on fellow student Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy).
In another corner of the royal household, Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) ponders on her legacy. With the passing of her sister and mother, the Queen is faced with a tough time, including her Golden Jubilee and approving the marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla (Olivia Williams). As she approaches her ninth decade, she is forced to confront profound questions about the monarchy’s future.
The ensemble cast of the series also includes Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne and Bertie Carvel as UK prime minister Tony Blair.