Movies and TV shows are a big source of fun and entertainment for people around the world. And in keeping with the current world trends, people these days also prefer to enjoy their shows on Netflix, the world’s biggest streaming service.
It has also been proved that people are now spending more time in front of their screens. According to Conviva (a real-time Intelligence platform for optimized streaming media), there has been a 63% increase in the time spent using streaming services compared to 2019.
This is not very surprising considering the quality of shows that Netflix has been producing in recent years. The Crown is one of the best examples of such shows. The Peter Morgan created series is a historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
The show first hit the screens in 2016 and so far, four seasons have been released. Its popularity is credited with influencing how the British see the Royal Family today. Research from Betway has said that 35% of the Britishers who watch the show view the Royal Family ‘a little better’ or ‘much better.’ It has also been observed that 34% of the British people who watch it view Charles with more empathy.
1- Cost of making the first season
Watching the Crown series makes one realize how meticulously the creators have worked in its making. However, getting every detail right is a costly business.
According to reports, the first season of the Netflix series cost a whopping £97.4 million, which amounts to almost £10 million per episode. Even the first season of Game of Thrones cost around £47 million, with roughly £5 million per episode.
2- Buckingham Palace in the series
Buckingham Palace is the London residence of the monarch of the United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II. Therefore, the shooting for The Crown couldn’t take place there.
The Buckingham Palace shown in the series is actually filmed on various sets in England. For example, the throne room in the show has been filmed in Lancaster House, London, while the shooting in the audience room has taken place at Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire.
3- Claire Foy had to wear corsets
Claire Foy, who played the young Queen Elizabeth II in the series, has admitted that she wore corsets during the shooting of the first season to maintain her posture.
She had just given birth and so to correct her posture, she had to go through that uncomfortable experience.
The Crown was received well by the critics, while audiences were also fascinated by the gripping historical drama about the life of the British Queen. The first two seasons of the show won more than 25 major awards, including three Emmy awards, two BAFTA awards, and three Screen Guild awards.