fifth Season “The Crown” doesn’t premiere until November 9, but the presentation has already begun — and in dramatic fashion. Columnists are writing trending articles, politicians are making statements, award-winning actors are writing letters, and all have different opinions on the same thing: Has The Crown Too much grandstanding about the British royal family?
Since debut in November
, This crown fictitious affairs of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, which officially ended on September 8, . This is far from the first pop culture vehicle to do this: with royal night
, imagine the then Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret There is a VE Day or The Queen an adventurous incognito night in London that depicts the days after Princess Diana’s death. Pablo Larin Spencer even documented the late princess’ battle with bulimia for Kristen Stewart won her first Oscar nomination.
, however, somehow, It feels different — in part because of its longevity (it’s been telling its story through seven years -episode seasons), its incredible cast, and its chronological take on real-life historical events. There’s also the fact that it’s always been excellent and very well-funded: every year its cast is nominated for multiple Emmys, and its production value is getting more and more impressive. It just feels more inclusive and immersive, and therefore more believable, than other entries in the royal pop culture canon. Add to that the relative secrecy of the monarchy (after all only a few really know what’s going on behind the doors of Buckingham Palace), but the public is rabid Obsessed with the show, some worry that people aren’t treating The Crown
Take former Prime Minister John Major: After revealing the upcoming The Crown episode apparently implies that Prince Charles hints to Major that he wants the Queen To abdicate, the Conservative politician told the Post
on Sunday it was “a bunch of crap”. His office then issued a statement to Netflix: “The discussions between the monarch and the prime minister are entirely private and – for Sir John – will always be. But in any case, there is no One is accurate. They are fictitious, pure and simple.”
A few days later, Dame Judi Dench to The Times of London her opinion. “I am concerned that a large audience, especially overseas, may perceive its version of history to be entirely true,” Dench wrote in a letter. “Considering some of the hurtful suggestions that the new series apparently contains – for example, King Charles plotting to abdicate his mother, or ever suggesting that his mother’s parenting was so inadequate that she probably should have been jailed – is very unjust. Damage to individuals and the institutions they represent .”