The popular British royal family drama is returning with an ominous trailer for its penultimate season. And finally, Netflix has acknowledged that the upcoming season of The Crown is 'fictional' after months of resistance due to pressure from celebrities like Dame Judi Dench.
Netflix’s Move on the “Fictional Disclaimer” Tag for “The Crown”
Netflix has finally included a disclaimer to its marketing for its popular series, The Crown, after years of criticism over the hazy border between fiction and fact. The move by the streaming juggernaut follows recent pressure from people like Dame Judi Dench, and it appears to be a retreat.
Dame Judi Dench on “The Crown” Disclaimer Controversy
Trailer of “The Crown” Season 5 and A Glimpse of Some Details
The fifth season of The Crown has a trailer from Netflix that depicts the monarchy in disarray and gives away Princess Diana's demise.
Noted below is the official Netflix description of The Crown Season 5.
“With the new decade in its stride, the Royal Family are presented with possibly their biggest challenge to date; as the public openly question their role in ’90s Britain. As Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) approaches the 40th anniversary of her accession, she reflects on a reign that has encompassed nine prime ministers, the advent of mass television, and the twilight of the British Empire. Yet new challenges are on the horizon. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the transfer of sovereignty in Hong Kong signals a seismic shift in the international order, presenting both obstacles and opportunities. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing closer to home. Prince Charles (Dominic West) pressures his mother to allow him to divorce Diana (Debicki), presenting a constitutional crisis of the monarchy. Rumors circulate as husband and wife are seen to live increasingly separate lives and, as media scrutiny intensifies, Diana decides to take control of her own narrative, breaking with family protocol to publish a book that undermines public support for Charles and exposes the cracks in the House of Windsor. Tensions are set to rise further, as Mohamed Al-Fayed (Salim Daw) arrives on the scene. Driven by his desire for acceptance of the highest order, he harnesses his self-made wealth and power to try and earn him and his son Dodi (Khalid Abdalla) a seat at the royal table.”
What are your thoughts on “The Crown” controversy? Is it really just a work of fiction, or does it depict a story that’s true to history? Let us know in the comments below!