Stars behind and in front of the cameras of 'The Crown' have dismissed criticism that the Netflix series smear the British royal family after the death of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). The fifth season has not yet been released, the new episodes are scheduled to appear on November 9th. It is about the 1990s with many crises in the royal family. Among other things, the broken marriage between the current king, Charles III. (73), and his first wife, Princess Diana (1961-1997).
"The Telegraph" reported that the palace was concerned about it. An anonymous source said to be close to the king described the Netflix series as "exploitative". Former Prime Minister John Major (79), who is played by Jonny Lee Miller (49) in the series, has also criticized the allegedly negative portrayal of Charles in the fifth season. Concerns are repeatedly expressed about "The Crown" that the reputation of the royal family is being damaged because many people do not distinguish between the fictional series and reality.
"But that doesn't mean the story will be unkind to him or the monarchy in hindsight. The series certainly isn't." He has "tremendous sympathy for a man in his position" and for this family, Morgan said. "People are more understanding and compassionate than we sometimes expect."
"Peter and the entire crew are doing their best to really handle everything with such delicacy, truth and complexity, just like the actors," Debicki told Variety of filming Diana's death. West stated depicting Diana's death carries "a heavy, heavy responsibility to get it right and something I think we all take pretty seriously".