Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Sign Netflix Deal

The couple’s ambitions to produce in Hollywood had long been rumored, with reports of meetings taking place in recent weeks with Disney, Apple and NBCUniversal. Harry recently appeared in Paralympics documentary film Rising Phoenix, while Markle narrated a wildlife documentary for Disney. Specific details of other projects have not yet been released, but the couple is expected to produce scripted series and feature films as well as children’s programming.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have expressed an interest in film making and production so with a new Netflix deal, they are hoping to produce content that is meaningful. Photo: AFP

Markle and Harry have spoken of their desire “to do something of meaning, to do something that matters,” in California, where they are launching a wide-ranging non-profit organization named Archewell. Their Netflix project is expected to focus on the same issues as Archewell.

The couple have worked with a charity to hand out meals to chronically ill people in Los Angeles. Markle, whose mother is black, spoke out in June after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American killed in police custody.

The deal is a coup for Netflix, which is the world’s largest streaming platform with more than 190 million subscribers, but has lost key content as traditional studios launched their own rival platforms. “Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and Chief Content Officer. “We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”

Source: AFP Relax News

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