The Crown filming HALTED for two nights after drones fly over set forcing them to up security | The Sun

FILMING of The Crown came to a standstill this week after drones were flown over the set.

Production was halted on the hit Netflix show for two nights in a row as security hunted down the culprits in Hull city centre.

An insider said: “On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, shooting was really disrupted as some lads decided to cause chaos.

“Two drones were flown directly over the set for nearly an hour – leaving the cast and crew really frustrated.

“The following night they returned once again and they got very close to the production camera cranes and buildings being used.

“Security were forced to try and hunt the pilots down on both nights and put a stop to things.

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“Everything costs money on TV sets so no one wants to stop shooting – security are now being extra vigilant to try to stop it happening again.”

Netflix declined to comment.

It’s the latest drama for the ongoing series, which has recently come under fire after they were spotted filming the moments leading up to her death.

Witnesses say Netflix crews were filming haunting scenes showing Di, played by Elizabeth Debicki, in a black Mercedes just 100 yards from the Alma tunnel, Paris – where Di was killed in a car crash 25 years ago.

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Netflix has insisted that the “exact moment” of the crash will not be shown in the show – but royal fans and friends are up in arms over the scenes.

The Crown has already been criticised for blending fact with fiction — and for a storyline showing Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip pursuing an affair with younger peeress Penny Knatchbull.

Stage and screen veteran Dame Judi Dench, 87, last week blasted the big budget drama for being “inaccurate and hurtful” and for its “crude sensationalism”.

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