The Crown season 4 has become must-watch TV – and new reports state early figures are bigger than Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s actual wedding in the UK.
Within the space of the first week, the series was viewed more than 29million times across the world – as viewers became obsessed with the story of Charles and Diana, and their complicated marriage.
It’s a massive shoot up in the number of viewers from season three, who in the space of a month had 21million people tuning in.
In fact, it’s such a massive number, it’s half a million more than the number of people in the entire UK who tuned into the actual wedding back in 1981.
At the time, a staggering 28.4million tuned into the BBC’s coverage of the wedding.
Granted, it’s still a pretty fair distance from the estimated 750million people worldwide who watched Diana and Charles say I Do – but a whole country’s worth of viewership? Not too shabby.
‘There was more hype than ever on this year’s series, and arguably more pressure on all the cast, crew and writers,’ a source told The Sun.
‘But the reviews have been almost unanimously rave – and this is reflected in the first week viewing figures.’
The season brought Queen Elizabeth II’s reign up to 1990, and the cast will now be completely replaced as they time jump several years forward in season five.
Olivia Colman will now hand over the leading role to Imelda Staunton, and Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki, will replace Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
The new Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are yet to be confirmed.
Prince Phillip will be played by Game Of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce, replacing Tobias Menzies.
Lesley Manville will play Princess Margaret.
The Crown is available on Netflix.
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