Three interesting facts about The Crown series

Three interesting facts about The Crown series

It has been proved that we are now spending more time in front of our screens. As per Conviva, a real-time Intelligence platform for optimized streaming media, there has been a 63% increase in the time spent using streaming services.

With demands for these media products increasing, Netflix is producing more and more quality shows for their audiences. One of the best shows in recent times is the historical drama series The Crown, which was created and principally written by Peter Morgan.

It tells the life-story of Queen Elizabeth II (the monarch of the United Kingdom) from the 1940s to the early 21st Century. The Crown reveals what is life like behind the closed doors of Buckingham Palace and Westminster. As a viewer, one realizes how meticulously the creators of the show have worked to make every detail for capturing the texture of that period.

The huge popularity of the show has done much to influence the opinions of Britishers regarding the Royal Family. It is claimed that 35% of the British people who watch the Netflix series view the Royal Family 'a little better' or ''much better'. The Peter Morgan created show also affected trends around the world. Thanks to its success, there has been a significant increase in Google searches for Blue Suit, Bow Collar, and Turtleneck.


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1- Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith

Claire Foy played the character of Queen Elizabeth II in the series. However, the surprising thing is that the British actress was paid less than Matt Smith, who portrayed the queen's husband Prince Philip.

That was reportedly due to the greater popularity of Smith when the TV show began as he had previously performed roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the Doctor Who series. Foy has greatly enhanced her reputation since she started filming for the Netflix series, with the British actress' performances winning her Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Left Bank Pictures, the show's production company, later gave a public apology to the actors for the pay disparity.

2- Cost of making the series

The first season of Game of Thrones cost around £47 million, which amounts to roughly £5 million for each episode.

However, the expense of creating The Crown's first season was reportedly £97.4 million, with roughly £10 million per episode. This is not very surprising considering the lavish production and stellar cast of the show.

3- Awards

The Crown has been a hit among the audiences and the critics alike. Its first two seasons alone racked up more than 25 major awards, which include three Emmy Awards, two BAFTA awards, and three Screen Actors Guild awards.