Royal Family News – How The Crown is Blurring the Lines Between Fiction and British Royal Reality
Royal Family news reveals that season 5 of “The Crown” which returns Wednesday, November 9, is blurring the lines between fiction and the British Royal Family. Read on and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Season 5 Too Soon After Death of Queen Elizabeth II?
Royal Family news reveals that, according to ABC news affiliate KATU2 News, after a two-year absence, The Crown is returning to shine a light on the splintering marriage between then-Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
CNN reports that questions about the decorum of premiering the fifth season of the series near (within two months) to the death of Queen Elizabeth II have arisen but were soon largely eclipsed by other issues. The Netflix series is reportedly reloading with some top-shelf talent in key roles acting old issues and, as CCN says, it feels more disjointed than The Crown normally does.
The Terrible 90’s for the Royal Family
This fifth season will feature the fragmenting marriage between Charles and Diana along with more drama for Queen Elizabeth II. As royal fans are no doubt aware, while n there’s still off-stage drama swirling the popular Netflix series, which began with the Queen’s marriage in the late 1940s, is in its fifth season, looking into the British Royal Family’s turbulent 1990s – one of which the Queen famously titled “annus horribilis” — “horrible year”.
What the next ten installments of The Crown are set to cover is still in the recent memories of many and, though no one knows what the episodes will depict, they have already been denounced by key people. Of course, the death of the 96-year-old monarch in early September certainly fosters some unease about what may come.
Judi Dench Calls the Season Terribly Damaging
Among prominent critics of the show is Judi Dench, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in “Shakespeare in Love.” Dench slammed parts of the drama calling them “cruelly unjust to the individuals and damaging to the institution they represent.”
Dench added that each episode should come with a disclaimer noting them as fiction. Of course, this type of request is not new to Netflix, and it is still meeting with resistance from the streaming giant. They, instead, frame the series as a dramatization inspired by true events. According to Rolling Stone Magazine, this season of The Crown also includes too many storylines.
Time for Netflix to Reconsider?
The series creator, Peter Morgan, has not yet commented on the criticism, per Netflix, but Dench had more to say. “The time has come for Netflix to reconsider — for the sake of a family and a nation so recently bereaved, as a mark of respect to a sovereign who served her people so dutifully for 70 years.”
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