Netflix’s royal drama The Crown has sparked more fury as the hit show announced plans to recreate Princess Diana’s final tragic moments in Paris.
The move has sparked a backlash from crew members who fear “a line has been crossed”, reports The Sun.
It comes as the show, currently starring Aussie actress Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, faces increasing anger over its wild plot lines, with claims of insensitivity so soon after the Queen’s death.
Producers are also under fire over soon-to-be-aired scenes suggesting Prince Philip had an affair with a female friend.
But even more graphic and harrowing scenes are currently being worked on.
A source from The Crown 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.”
Scenes will focus on Diana’s final ill-fated trip to Paris in 1997, and cover the days and hours before and after the fatal car crash in the Alma tunnel.
A spokesman for Netflix told The Sun: “The exact moment of the crash impact will not be shown.”
King Charles’ spokesman has declined to comment.
Sources close to Prince William said they expect he will be angered by Netflix’s move to reproduce his mother’s final days for entertainment purposes.
The big-budget drama, starring Dominic West, 53, as Charles, also faces criticism over new scenes which will allege the then-prince went against his late mother, suggesting she was too old and out of touch.
A spokesman for the drama told The Sun: “Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors.”
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission