Netflix clarified that “The Crown” is a fictional dramatisation by adding a logline in its YouTube trailer for Season 5, due to launch November 9.
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Netflix, streaming giant, has added a logline for its Season 5 trailer to YouTube. It clarified that “The Crown” is a fictional dramatisation. The trailer will launch on November 9.
The official Netflix account posted the trailer’s description. It reads: “Inspired By Real Events, This Fictional Dramatization Tells the Story of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Political and Personal Events that Shaped Her Rule.”
Variety was told by a spokesperson for Netflix that “The Crown” has always been presented to viewers as a drama that is based on historical events. Series five is a fictional dramatization that imagines what might have happened behind closed doors in a significant decade for Queen Elizabeth II. This period has been well documented by historians, biographers, and journalists.
The logline was added following much debate in the UK about whether viewers will see events in “The Crown” as absolute reenactments of actual events. According to British media, sources at Buckingham Palace have expressed concern about the show’s portrayal of King Charles’ affair and marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles, particularly since he just ascended to the throne.
Charles and Camilla were married after Diana’s passing (which will be shown in the sixth season). After the death of Queen Elizabeth II’s mother, Charles ascended to the throne. She became Queen Consort.
Judi Dench complained to The Times of London earlier this week that “The Crown” should have a disclaimer at each episode’s beginning. She called the series “cruelly unfair” to the Royal Family.