Netflix has issued a statement about including a warning ahead of The Crown.
The streamer will actually not be putting a warning ahead of the trending series, which would let fans know that the show is a work of fiction, because, they claim, viewers already know that.
“We have always presented The Crown as a drama – and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. “As a result we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer.”
This comes after star Helena Bonham Carter, as well as UK Culture secretary Oliver Dowden, criticized the show for not explaining that.
“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,” Mr. Dowden shared in a recent interview. “Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”
The recent season, which concentrates on the heated relationships between Queen Elizabeth and Margaret Thatcher, as well as Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Camilla Parker-Bowles, includes dramatized events that may or may not be fact.
You can see what Helena shared about the situation on JustJared.com here!
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