Netflix says it won’t add a disclaimer to ‘The Crown’

Netflix says it has “no plans” for a disclaimer to be added to its hit series The Crown.

A still from the Netflix series ‘The Crown’. (Photo: Netflix)

The streaming service made the announcement following calls for it to tell viewers the series is a work of fiction.

Yesterday, Netflix released a statement saying The Crown is a drama and has always been shown as such.

“We have always presented The Crown as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events,” it said.

“As a result we have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.”

British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden called on Netflix to add the disclaimer, in the wake of the broadcast of the drama’s fourth series which features Princess Diana.

Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother, had also called on Netflix to add a disclaimer.

“I think it would help The Crown an enormous amount if, at the beginning of each episode, it stated that, ‘This isn’t true but it is based around some real events,’” he told broadcaster ITV. “I worry people do think that this is gospel and that’s unfair.”