American OTT platform Netflix has refrained from adding a disclaimer that labels its hit drama series ‘The Crown’ as fictional, reported news media outlet Variety.
A Netflix spokesperson recently told news media outlet Variety that they have no plans to add a disclaimer. The spokesperson said, “We have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.”
UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden had stated in an interview last week the over-the-top platform adds such a label to the show, stating that viewers “who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”
Netflix, however, disagrees with the comment made by Dowden and states that viewers are well aware of the fictionalised nature of the show.
“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,”, reported Variety quoting a Netflix spokesperson.
The UK Culture Secretary also wrote a private letter to Netflix which company responded to in a private manner, reported Variety.
The hit drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times.
While the series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25, as the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
In Season 4 of the show, the storyline inches closer to the present day, with Princess Diana being in the limelight. The season also portrays Princess Diana’s struggle with bulimia.
Emma Corrin, who played the role of Diana in Season 4, in an interview with new outlet Variety talked about the episodes depicting Diana’s struggle with the eating disorder and said, “Those were difficult scenes to film and I also feel like taking her to that place was a good thing. It gave me somewhere to go with her, but I was exhausted a lot those days coming offset because at the same time as you’re playing someone who’s fictionalized and obviously you’re not feeling or thinking those things, it’s your job to make yourself feel that way.”