UK Minister Asked Netflix To Promote “The Crown” As Fiction
The Officials Are Not Amused With The Storytelling
Netflix’s web-series “The Crown” has been gaining popularity in the masses, especially after the series introduced the character of Princess Diana.
However, the Royals and government officials have been skeptical about the authenticity of the show because of which, the minister of UK called on Netflix to tell viewers that 'The Crown' is fictional before each episode.
The UK's Culture Secretary has called on Netflix to put a disclaimer at the start of episodes of the series and let the viewers know that the royal drama is "a work of fiction."
Oliver Dowden said that without a warning that the show uses artistic license, younger viewers might "mistake fiction for fact."
The current season of the show, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month, depicts a tumultuous period of Queen Elizabeth II's rule in the 1980s and presents an often-displeasing view of members of the family.
The minister told the UK's Mail on Sunday newspaper: "It's a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that."
Netflix does not usually inform viewers that its dramas are fictional at the beginning of each episode.
Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact," Dowden added.
The paper said the minister is expected to write to the platform to formally request a "health warning" before every episode.
"The Crown" is one of Netflix's original series, and has so far depicted the first four decades of Elizabeth II's rule over the course of four seasons.
Its current season portrays the early romance and the gradual distance in Prince Charles' and Princess Diana’s, who was the Princess of Wales. The series also shows the prince continuing a relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles while he was married to Princess Diana.
Other events featured include the rule of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the declining mental health of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and the monarch's relationship with her husband, Prince Philip, and their children.