The Crown created by Peter Morgan is Netflix’s one of the most successful shows. While the first three seasons impressed audience around the globe and well left some upset, triggered a huge number with its season 4. Turns out that the majority who got triggered also include the royals themselves want the showrunners to add a disclaimer that the show is fictional. As per the latest reports, the UK government has not yet left the ground and are still pressuring the makers for the disclaimer. Read on to know more about the same.
There is no denial that The Crown has been controversial with its very first season. But the fact that season 4 touched the most delicate and vulnerable aspects of monarchy subjected it to scrutiny. The season 4 brought in Emma Corrin as Princess Diana and spoke about her problematic marriage with Prince Charles. It even shed light on his extramarital affair with Camila Parker Bowles.
Recently there were reports that the royal cultural society had written to the makers of The Crown to add a disclaimer that says that the show is fictional. They said that it puts Prince Charles image in bad light. But turned out that Netflix or Peter Morgan is in no mood to do that.
As per a report in We Got This Covered now, as per the request of culture secretary Oliver Dowden, MP John Whittingdale was recently asked by Labour lawmaker Kevin Brennan that if does harm the Princes’ image, he said, “I would hope not. Most people are aware that dramatized accounts of real-life events inevitably require some speculation.”
Talking about The Crown, he continued “These are events that are quite raw and controversial, and they involve people such as the existing Prince of Wales and his sons. It does no harm, particularly because those events did generate strong views and emotions on both sides. It is not unhelpful to remind people… that this is not based on any insider knowledge, but is a dramatization of somebody’s speculation or imagination as to what might have happened.”
After The Crown makers did not listen to the Government, MP John Whittingdale says digital medium might even see some reforms. He said, “UK traditional broadcasters are subject to quite stringent requirements,” the minister said. “And then you have the video on-demand services, which are really subject to no regulation or requirements at all. That is something that is quite a stark difference. Whether or not we would want to look at having some kind of basic requirements on the video on-demand services is something which I think the government might well think about.”
The Crown season 4 hit Netflix November and went on to be an instant hit.