Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown’s popularity on Netflix has soared in recent days. The series is now one of the most popular shows in the world in advance of season 5’s release on the streaming service later this year.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, on September 8th, Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96. The monarch’s 70-year reign as the Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms comes to an end with her death. We’ve seen 24-hour coverage of the various news-related events, and it’s clear that many people are either rewatching or discovering The Crown on Netflix.
The renowned Netflix series premiered in 2016, and since then, four seasons have been made available, with two more on the way. From her uncle’s abdication of the throne to Queen Elizabeth’s coronation and the ups and downs of the Royal Family over the past seven decades, the show has attempted to chronicle the reign of the Queen in its entirety. Peter Morgan, the showrunner of The Crown, called the series a “love letter” to Queen Elizabeth.
The Crown has returned to Netflix’s global Top 10 list
According to Netflix’s top 10 data, the show is making a comeback in the top 10s worldwide, not just in the UK and the US. The show is currently listed in 72 top 10s on Netflix regions worldwide, according to FlixPatrol. On September 11th, the programme peaked at number 1 in Ukraine and number 2 in Bulgaria, Italy, and Malta.
The show is also the third-largest TV series in the United Kingdom and the fourth-largest TV series in the United States. The programme ranked fourth among all Netflix television programmes as of September 11th, trailing only Cobra Kai, Devil in Ohio, and Diary of a Gigolo. According to the top 10s, the show garnered the 16th-most points of any TV programme between September 4 and September 11.
External demand (as measured by data from Reddit, Wikipedia, Twitter, Google Trends, and IMDb) indicates that the show has also grown in popularity. According to TelevisionStats.com, The Crown surpassed LOTR: The Rings of Power, Cobra Kai, House of the Dragon, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and She-Hulk to become the world’s seventh most popular show. It’s the third biggest show on Netflix, up 12 places from a week ago. The Crown’s Wikipedia visits increased from 7-8,000 per day to over 100,000 on September 9th.
The Crown Season 5 will premiere in November 2022
The announcement of the revival comes just a few months before the fifth season of The Crown premieres on Netflix. Although no release date has been announced, it is expected in November 2022.
The new season will once again sees a refreshed cast as time has progressed. This will be the third update in the show’s history.
Season 6 of The Crown has been halted due to respect, according to Hollywood trades following the news. Prior to recent events, it was reported that plans for a Netflix show if the monarch died were in the works. “Filming will shut down immediately if we are in production, for at least a week,” insiders told The New York Post earlier this year, adding, “There would also be lots of discussion about when to restart.” Recently, Netflix announced that Rufus Kampas and Ed McVey will portray Prince William, and Meg Bellamy will portray Kate Middleton in upcoming episodes.