Netflix has announced a premiere date for the sixth and final season of The Crown — but it won’t be debuting all at once. As it’s done with several series in the past year and change, the streamer will split The Crown’s last run into two parts. The first four episodes will premiere on Nov. 16, with part two — six episodes — following four weeks later on Dec. 14. Netflix has similarly split up the runs of the most recent seasons of Stranger Things, You and The Witcher — which like The Crown are among the more popular shows on the platform.
For the week of Nov. 7, Netflix’s Manifest amassed 2.3 billion viewing minutes across 52 total episodes, up 67% week-to-week. With the release of its fifth season, Netflix’s The Crown tallied a hair over 2.1 billion minutes across 50 total episodes, to place a close second.
The Crown Season 5 continues to dominate the Netflix Top 10 chart. During the Nov. 14-20 viewing window, the latest installment of the British royal family drama starring Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce earned 84.3 million hours viewed. The show’s fifth season opened on Nov. 9 to 107.39 million hours viewed within its first five days of availability and ranked in the Top 10 in 88 countries.
Netflix has added a disclaimer on its YouTube account to the description for its trailer of season 5 of hit drama The Crown, highlighting it is a work of fiction. The company has in the past emphasized that the show has never claimed to be a purely factual account of events. However, Judi Dench this week criticized the show for “crude sensationalism.” Netflix’s public pronouncements that it was “fictionalized drama” didn’t go far enough and the company should slap a more explicit disclaimer “at the start of each episode,” she argued.
A new episode of Netflix’s biographical series The Crown hasn’t dropped since November 2020, and Season 5 won’t debut until this upcoming November. Still, driven by the globally observed passing of Queen Elizabeth II, viewing of the original series focused on the British Royal Family has spiked anew, with seasons 1 and 2 of the show generating more than 47 million hours of streaming on Netflix last week.
Award-winning Netflix series “The Crown” will give viewers a glimpse into the doomed relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales, and Egyptian department store heir Dodi Fayed that ended in their tragic deaths. (Image: Associated Press)
Between Netflix’s Sarandos and Apple’s Lasso it was a big night for anyone named Ted.
The Netflix historical drama landed on Nielsen’s Top 10 streaming programs list for the first time in weeks.
Six shows rack up more than a billion minutes of viewing time during the holiday, and Netflix’s movie Hillbilly Elegy makes the top 10.
The Netflix series had the highest single-week total to date in the streaming rankings, with viewers watching 3.36 billion minutes of the show from Nov. 16-22. The previous high was 3.01 billion minutes for The Umbrella Academy from Aug. 3-9.
LONDON (AP) — Netflix has “no plans” to add a disclaimer to “The Crown” stating that its lavish drama about Britain’s royal family is a work of fiction. In a […]
Imelda Staunton has been tapped to be the last actress to play Queen Elizabeth II. She will take the crown in the fifth season from Olivia Colman, who, in turn, succeeded Claire Foy.
LONDON (AP) — Producers of the Netflix drama “The Crown” apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male […]