Season 1 of Netflix's 'The Crown' soars to No 7 spot globally after Queen Elizabeth II's death

Season 1 of Netflix's 'The Crown' soars to No 7 spot globally after Queen Elizabeth II's death
Claire Foy portrays Queen Elizabeth 11 in the first two seasons of the Netflix series 'The Crown' (IMDb)

It has been a sad week for the royal family of England after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. Despite the gloom, a lot of people have taken to binging on 'The Crown' on Netflix. The series has soared to the No 7 spot globally, six years after it first aired.

'The Crown' is a historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for the streaming giant. The first season covers the period from Elizabeth's marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret's engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. Hence, in memory of the Queen people revisited the show's first season to relive the beginning of the monarch's reign. 


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According to Variety, between September 5 and September 11, subscribers streamed 'The Crown' for 17.6 million hours, bringing the historical drama's first season to the No 7 on Netflix's Top 10 English-language series chart. "HRH Queen Elizabeth II was in the hearts and minds of viewers," Netflix said in an official statement obtained by the outlet. 

'The Crown' was praised by critics for its acting, directing, writing, cinematography, and production values, though its historical inaccuracies have received some criticism, particularly in Season 4. It has received numerous accolades, including a total of sixty-three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its first four seasons, winning twenty-one, including Outstanding Drama Series for its fourth season, and seven awards for the cast. The series has also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Drama twice, at the 74th and 78th ceremonies. Actors Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Kosh O'Connor and gillian Anderson have also won awards. 

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As per the New York Post, producers of the Netflix series said, “As a mark of respect, filming on ‘The Crown’ was suspended today. Filming will also be suspended on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral.” The cast is currently filming the sixth and final season of 'The Crown,' which is expected to be premiere in 2023, though it’s unclear if the one-day pause will create any setbacks.

However, Season 5 of 'The Crown' is set to hit Netflix in November but an official date is yet to be announced by the creators.

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