Netflix has added a logline to the YouTube trailer for “The Crown,” which will premiere on November 9, explaining to viewers that it is a fictional drama.
The trailer, posted on the official Netflix account, reads: “Inspired by true events, this fictional drama tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.
A Netflix spokesperson told Variety: “’The Crown’ has always been presented as a drama based on historical events. Series five is a fictional drama about what happened behind closed doors during a momentous decade for the royal family – one that has already been researched and well documented by journalists, biographers and historians.
The addition of the intro follows much discussion about whether viewers in the United Kingdom will perceive the events of “The Crown” as a complete reboot of the real events. According to the British press, sources in Buckingham Palace are particularly concerned about the show that King Charles did with Camilla Parker-Bowles when they married Diana, Princess of Wales.
Following Diana’s death (to be revealed in the sixth and final season of the series), Charles marries Camilla. He became Queen Consort after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, when he took the throne last month.
Earlier this week, Judi Dench wrote for The Times of London that “The Crown” should provide a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode, calling the series “cruelly unfair” to the royal family.