Netflix has given fans their first glimpse at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s depictions in the upcoming sixth and final season of the popular historical drama series, ‘The Crown’. The streaming giant shared three official images on Thursday, featuring Ed McVey, 23, playing the role of William and 19-year-old Meg Bellamy playing a young Middleton.
McVey, a recent graduate of drama school with London stage experience, landed the role of William, while Bellamy was cast as Middleton after submitting an audition tape for a casting call on social media.
‘The Crown’, created and written by Peter Morgan, has moved closer to current events, with its final episodes set to feature William and Kate’s lives as members of the royal family. Imelda Staunton will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II, while Jonathan Pryce will play Prince Philip and Lesley Manville will portray Princess Margaret.
Dominic West is set to play Prince Charles, with Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, Claudia Harrison as Princess Anne, and Olivia Williams as Camilla Parker Bowles. Bertie Carvel will play Tony Blair, with Salim Daw as Mohamed Al Fayed and Khalid Abdalla as Dodi Fayed.
Production on the show’s sixth season was temporarily suspended twice, first following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and then again for her funeral. With its final season on the horizon, fans of ‘The Crown’ eagerly await the show’s portrayal of one of the most famous and influential couples in modern royal history.