Audience for ‘The Crown’ series rises after Elizabeth II’s death

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The death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday (8) led Netflix viewers to take an interest in “The Crown” the series about the life of the British royal family.

The first season of the streaming service’s award-winning series about the seven-decade reign of Elizabeth II entered the platform’s Top 10 this week, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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The series, which stars Claire Foy and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth (young and old), has logged 17.6 million hours of viewing, according to the company. Those numbers put it as the seventh most-watched English-language show of the past week, ahead of the last season of “Stranger Things” .

Last week, the drama series’ producers reported that they were halting production on season six following news of the 96-year-old monarch’s death.

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“As a sign of respect, the filming of “The Crown” were suspended today,” the show’s producers said in a statement to CNN on Friday. “Filming will also be suspended on the day of the funeral” scheduled for September 19, they added.

Created by Peter Morgan, “The Crown ” swept the drama categories at last year’s Emmy Awards, winning the night’s top award for Outstanding Drama Series. Other cast members including Colman, Josh O’Connor (who played Prince Charles), Tobias Menzies (who played Prince Philip) and Gillian Anderson (who played Margaret Thatcher) also took home awards.

The next season of the series premieres in November.

“Harry Potter” star Imelda Staunton will be the third actress to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth. In addition, the producers confirmed that the sixth season will be the last of the series.

Source: CNN Brasil

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