Six months after «The Crown» creator and showrunner, Peter Morgan, announced that the series would end with its fifth season in January 2020, he changed his mind. On July 9, 2020, Deadline broke the news that the series would officially air for a total of six seasons, rather than five.
«As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, 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,» Morgan said in a statement.
Will «The Crown» Season 6 Include King Charles III’s Coronation?
With season six premiering sometime in 2023, it’s fair to say faithful fans are feeling grateful for more episodes of their favorite show, but will the final season allow for glimpses of the most recent royal headlines, like all the drama surrounding King Charles III’s coronation?
While Morgan did say in 2020 that Staunton would be «taking ‘The Crown’ into the 21st century» starting with season five (per Deadline), he also stressed the newly announced season six would not bring the show’s timeline into 2023.
«As we started to discuss the storylines for series five, 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,» Morgan said in his statement, adding, «To be clear, series six will not bring us any closer to present-day — it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.»
In other words, you shouldn’t expect to see Prince Charles become King Charles III in «The Crown.» You’ll have to tune into live coverage on May 6 to see that.