Royal Family News – New Trailer for The Crown Teases Royal Eruption
Royal Family news reveals that the upcoming season of the Netflix hit drama series, The Crown, with be focused on the bitter divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Read on and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Darker Days Ahead in The Crown, Season 5
Royal Family news reveals that, according to Entertainment Weekly, things are indeed about to erupt on the popular Netflix series that revolved around the lives and drama of the British Royal Family.
“It feels it’s all about to erupt,” Jonny Lee Miller’s British Prime Minister can be heard saying in the newly released trailer for the fifth season of The Crown. The show returns to Netflix on November 9 and it looks like his prediction will prove to be correct [via CNN]. The new season, according to The Crown star Imelda Staunton, looks to detail some of the Royal Family’s darker days.
Royal Turmoil of the ‘90s
“This particular part of history, an awful lot happens,” said Staunton, who will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman in seasons 5 and 6 of the show. “There’s a lot of turmoil, which isn’t made up — these things happened. I think there’s a lot going on for people to take on this time around.”
The new season will begin in the early 90s and will cover a trying time for the Royal Family when hostilities between the prince and his then-wife Princess Diana. Of course, as royal fans know, the two were separated in1992 and would be divorced five years later. It was a time when the media and the world became obsessed with the royal drama.
A Damaging and Malicious Lie
It’s notable though that there are some who’ve taken offense at the portrayals in The Crown. According to Hollywood Reporter, two-time Oscar winner, Dame Judi Dench has blasted the series for blurring “the lines between historical accuracy and crude sensationalism.”
In a letter she wrote to The Times of London, Dench praised The Crown but then expressed concern that the series was moving too quickly to the present day courting the danger of convincing viewers that the dramatization was a “wholly true” version of history. She took particular exception to the season’s implication that Charles plotted to oust his mother from the throne. She slammed the version of events as being “both cruelly unjust to the individuals and damaging to the institution they represent.”
Daily Mail reports that former UK prince Minister John Major is furious and has slammed the series for the “damaging and malicious lie” in which it portrayed then-prince Charles seeking to force his mother from the throne. Be sure and stay up to speed on this and other royally related stories. Return here often for more Royal Family news and updates.