Everyone Is Watching The Crown Right Now

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Everyone Is Watching The Crown Right Now

Viewership for The Crown has increased dramatically since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. According to data analytics firm Whip Media, the royal Netflix drama saw an 800% increase in viewership this past weekend compared with the pervious weekend. In the U.S., viewership more than quadrupled, and in France, viewership tripled, according to the firm.

Per Variety, "Worldwide, The Crown’s viewership increased nearly four times over the past weekend versus the previous weekend, according to Whip Media. The findings are based on data pulled from TV Time, Whip Media’s TV and movie tracking app, which has more than 22 million global registered users."

"The Crown is a love letter to her," creator Peter Morgan shared about Queen Elizabeth following her death. "I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect. I expect we will stop filming out of respect too." The Netflix show has long had a plan for what would happen if the Queen were to pass away while they were filming. Season six production has paused during this period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth. Recently, a young Prince William and Kate Middleton were cast for the sixth and final season.

Season five of The Crown is set to premiere on Netflix this November; it will cover events throughout the 1990s, with a likely focus on 1992, which Queen Elizabeth called her "annus horribilis." Three actresses have portrayed Queen Elizabeth over the course of the series: Claire Foy for seasons one and two, Olivia Colman for three and four, and Imelda Staunton is set to finish up the series.

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