Updated on December 7th, 2020, 3:11 pm
- The Netflix series “The Crown” has become a political issue after criticism of its realism.
- Now the streaming service reacts and announces that it does not want to broadcast any warnings about the consequences.
- A British politician is angry about the attitude of Netflix and threatens with consequences.
Netflix wants despite Criticism of his “The Crown”-Series media reports show that there is no evidence in the episodes the fictionality of the content Clues. “We have always presented ‘The Crown’ as a drama, and we have confidence in our viewers that they will understand it as fiction based on historical events,” said the streaming service, according to the British Mail on Sunday.
“So we don’t plan – and see no need – to add a disclaimer,” Netflix said.
The British Minister of Culture and Media Oliver Dowden had previously announced that he would write to the US streaming service. “I fear that a generation of viewers who have not witnessed these events will be fiction for Might hold fact“, he told the” Mail on Sunday “.
British politician wants to put Netflix under media supervision
British politician Michael Forsyth, a party colleague of Minister Dowden, reacted according to a report in the Daily Mail indignant with the reaction from Netflix.
He took the “arrogant answer” as an occasion to demand that the streaming service be placed under the control of the “Office of Communications” (Ofcom).
The authority is to the British media regulatorwhich regulates the media and telecommunications sector. Forsyth’s claim is likely in reality, however have little effect.
Since Netflix is headquartered in the Netherlands, Ofcom cannot take any action against the streaming platform.
Criticism of “The Crown”: Too much artistic freedom?
“The Crown” is considered one of Netflix’s flagship productions and has already been awarded Emmys and Golden Globes. The episodes of the fourth season playing in the 80s and address, among other things, the relationship between Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor).
Critics accuse Netflix of portraying historical events about the royal house and the British government to deprive then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) too many artistic freedoms.
According to insider sources, they should also Members of the royal family not pleased about the current season of “The Crown”.
Actress Helena Bonham Carter also admitted that there was a “moral responsibility” to make it clear to the viewer what was based on historical facts in the series and what events were fictitious. Since the third season of “The Crown”, Carter has been playing Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II. (Dpa / thp)
“The Crown” is not only the most expensive Netflix production to date, but also one of the most successful. So far, three of the planned five seasons, which illuminate the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, have been broadcast.
- German press agency
- Daily Mail: Netflix says no to screen disclaimer before each episode of The Crown as bosses claim viewers understand royal drama is a ‘work of fiction broadly based on historical events’