“The Crown” trends after the Queen’s death


“The Crown” took over Variety TV Trending Chart for the week of September 5-11, earning over 384,000 Twitter crowd engagements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.

For five seasons, ‘The Crown’ traced the Queen’s story, but after the world learned of her death, the Netflix show suspended production to honor her. The series is currently filming its sixth and (supposedly) final season. These episodes would revolve around events that took place in and around Buckingham Palace in the 1990s, including the death of Princess Diana in 1997.

The show’s fifth season, meanwhile, is set to debut in November with a new cast. Imelda Staunton plays Queen Elizabeth, Jonathan Pryce is Prince Philip, Dominic West plays Prince Charles and Elizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana.

It wasn’t the only show to make waves on Twitter last week. “Secret Invasion,” the upcoming Disney+ series featuring the return of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), has garnered nearly 274,000 engagements after Marvel unveiled the official trailer at D23 Expo. The series features Fury back on Earth, where he teams up with Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) to stop a Skrull invasion. Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders, Emilia Clarke, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Olivia Colman also star.

Third in this week’s chart was “The Mandalorian,” which drew nearly 233,000 engagements after its Season 3 trailer dropped to D23. As expected, Disney confirmed the return of the “Star Wars” series sometime in 2023, but also revealed that Christopher Lloyd will appear in this season.

Another Disney+ series, “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” came in fourth on this week’s chart with 194,000 engagements after debuting in the fourth episode. Some of the conversation following the Sept. 8 drop revolved around fans upset about “The Sopranos” spoilers inside, while others focused on a D23 reveal from actor Charlie Cox, who confirmed that his Daredevil character is only in one episode.

Amazon Prime Video also made this week’s Top 10 following the launch of the third episode of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’. Some of the nearly 152,000 pledges included a speech about the episode itself, but many also weighed in on the show’s casting decisions after Elijah Wood and some of the other original “Lord of the Dead” cast members rings” addressed the racist reactions.

In sixth place was a comeback story. “Bee and Puppycat,” a YouTube series that first premiered in 2013, returned with its second season years later on Netflix. Fans immediately went online to chat about the adult animated series, which revolves around a magical girl and her talkative cat. Overall, the show drew nearly 125,000 engagements.

“House of the Dragon” also lit up this week’s charts with 124,000 engagements after the third episode debuted on September 4. “Second of His Name” sparked a lot of discussion, but a VFX error in the episode also captivated audiences, with many going online to point out that King Viserys (Paddy Considine) still had a few green fingers on the screen. green.

The network’s only Top 10 entry this week went to “One Chicago,” as fans geared up for the Sept. 21 returns of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” featuring the helps new promos.

In ninth place was the Netflix series “Cobra Kai” with 90,000 engagements in conjunction with its fifth season dropping on September 9. Don Cheadle’s upcoming Disney+ series, “Armor Wars,” meanwhile topped it all off with 89,000 engagements in 10th place.


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