Netflix Rejects Calls to Label “The Crown” Show as Fiction

Netflix Rejects Calls to Label

(RepublicanPress.org) – Netflix finds itself at odds with British nobility and Cultural Secretary Oliver Dowden over its dramatic series “The Crown.” The program is fictional, but based on historical figures and events, leading to some anger and confusion in the United Kingdom.

Secretary Dowden urged Netflix to add a disclaimer to the program clarifying that the show took factual liberties when depicting events surrounding real-life members of the British royal family.

The theatrical trailer for season 4 of “The Crown” is included in the clip below for anyone unfamiliar with the series.

“The Crown” didn’t receive any negative feedback during its first 3 seasons, which depicted the early years of Queen Elizabeth II, who began her reign in 1052. However, its fourth season takes place in the 1980s. It includes figures like the late Princess Diana, who died in a tragic car accident in 1997, and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, also approached Netflix about the possibility of adding a disclaimer to the series. However, Netflix said it always presented the series as a drama and had confidence its viewers understood it to be a work of fiction.

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