‘The Crown’ Begins Casting Teen Prince William, Prince Harry for Season 6

Young Prince William, Young Prince Harry
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The Crown Season 6 will feature teenage Prince William and Prince Harry. The Netflix series put out an open casting call for the roles on March 17, saying they’re searching for close lookalikes and no prior acting experience is needed.

The Crown Season 6 is set to begin filming in August 2022 and will be the final season of the Emmy-winning drama. Casting associate Kate Bone tweeted the Netflix casting call, which notes they’re seeking actors age 16 to 21 for William and 16 to 20 for Harry. (The brothers are two years apart in age.)

The series is looking to fill the roles quickly within the next two months, according to the casting call. It will be an international search. Interested applicants should film 30-second video auditions in which they talk about something they love to do. Submissions can be sent to the casting team via WeTransfer or emailed to [email protected]

“No previous acting experience required,” the notice says. “We are very experienced in providing a great deal of support for the young actors and their families through what they find is a uniquely rewarding creative process.”

The Crown Season 5 will premiere in November 2022 on the streaming platform. Dominic West will play Prince Charles, and his son, Senan West, will play young William. Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana. It’s not clear who has been cast as Harry. The upcoming season is expected to depict Charles and Diana’s divorce and Diana’s death in 1997.

Season 6 will likely cover the life of the royal family in the early 2000s, which would allow for the roles of William and Harry to be more prominent. Imelda Staunton will play Queen Elizabeth II in Seasons 5 and 6. Joining her are Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, and Jonny Lee Miller as Prime Minister John Major.

The Crown, Seasons 1-4, Netflix