The new season of The crown on Netflix it has annoyed some viewers, even those in leadership positions in the UK. UK Secretary for Culture, Oliver Dowden, spoke to him Sunday mail over the weekend about the dangers of failing to inform viewers about the fictional nature of the royal family drama.
“It is a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other television productions, Netflix should be very clear at first that it is just that,” he says. “Without this, I fear that a generation of viewers who did not experience these events may mistake fiction for reality.”
ET has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Season 4 of The crown follows the royal family during the 1980s and features the introduction of Princess Diana.
Earlier this month, Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in the show’s final season, opened up to The Tamron Hall Show on reports that the royal family and members of Parliament were upset with the way Peter Morgan’s drama depicted the story of the romance between the late Princess of Wales and Prince Charles.
“It’s difficult. I think for everyone in The crown, We always try to remind everyone that the show we’re in is largely fictional, “Corrin said at the time.” Obviously, it is rooted in reality and some fact, but Rachel McRady Peter Morgan’s scripts are works of fiction. “
She added that while defending the show’s interpretation, “I understand why people would bother because this is history and even with Diana, you know, it’s still very fresh, I guess, everything that happened. So I really understand if people I would be upset. ”