Plans to show Princess Diana's tragic final moments on Netflix caused outrage

Netflix has sparked public outrage over plans to recreate Princess Diana's tragic final moments in Paris.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Plans to show Princess Diana's tragic final moments on Netflix caused outrage

Netflix has sparked public outrage over plans to recreate Princess Diana's tragic final moments in Paris. This move also caused a reaction from members of the crew working on "The Crown" who fear that these plans will cross the line.

The information comes as the show, which stars Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, faces growing outrage over its "wild" plots, with claims of insensitivity so soon after the Queen's death. Netflix is also under fire for soon-to-be-aired scenes suggesting Prince Philip had an affair with a female friend.

But now even more harrowing scenes are being worked on. In spite of Netflix's assurance that it wouldn't show the actual crash itself, staff at the show are reported to be unhappy about what happened.

A source on the set said:

"To be going back to Paris and turning Diana's final days and hours into a drama feels very uncomfortable.

"Finally, some of the crew members are pushing back on the ideas being tabled. The show always tried to present a fictional version of royal history with as much sensitivity as possible. But lately, as things get closer to the present day, it feels harder to strike that balance.

With some of those moments still so fresh and upsetting, it feels as though a line is being crossed."Some production staff are now starting to speak up about their feelings."

Netflix said on Sunday:

"The exact moment of the crash impact will not be shown." Sources close to Prince William believe that he will be angry as a result of Netflix's plan to recreate the final days of his mother for the sake of entertainment, as part of his mother's legacy.

There will be many scenes focusing on the last ill-fated trip Princess Diana made to Paris in 1997 and the days and hours that lead up to and follow the tragic underpass crash that killed Princess Diana on that day.

The Crown

Netflix's The Crown is a historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

It was created and primarily written by Peter Morgan and is produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. A number of critics have praised The Crown for its acting, directing, writing, cinematography, and production values, although some critics have lamented its historical inaccuracies, particularly during the fourth season.

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