Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Will Now Make Netflix Shows
Former Hollywood star Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry have signed a deal with streaming giant Netflix to make new shows, some of which the Royal Couple may appear in.
Six months after formally and dramatically leaving royal life to resettle for private, married life in California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have fixed their eyes on chasing new dreams and unveiling the start of their Hollywood careers as producers.
The multi-year deal with Netflix will pay the couple to create documentaries, feature shows, docu-series, and films. While Harry and Meghan may appear in a couple of documentaries, the New York Times reports she has zero plans of going back to acting.
Sorry, ‘Suits’ fans.
Focus On Family Programming
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple explained through a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
According to Deadline, the two are already working on an animated series geared towards inspiring women, and another one under the nature docu-series genre.
“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer.
However, not everyone is happy for the (former) royal couple, who, until now, have repeatedly asked the public to respect their decision to go private.
The cognitive dissonance was not lost on activist Chris Rose:
The irony was clear for Twitter user Mahyar Tousi, too, who wrote:
“Harry and Meghan demanded a quiet life so they left the royal family… now they’re getting ready for shows, movies, red carpets, and celebrity parties.
“Clearly, their ‘quiet life’ is the same as BLM’s largely peaceful protests,” he said.
In response, Kate Levy pointed out that the couple never asked for a life of oblivion -- just a ‘normal’ one -- whatever that means.
Who knows? Maybe one of couple’s documentary appearances on Netflix will trace their journey from watching the Buckingham Palace from the rearview mirror-- all the way (back) to Hollywood.