Netflix Signs Prince Harry, Meghan Markle For New TV Shows And Movies

Netflix Signs Prince Harry, Meghan Markle For New TV Shows And Movies

Netflix continues to sign top talent to create new shows and movies for its platform. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, having left England and relocated to California, have reached a deal with the streaming network to create all types of content for the platform.

Through a new production company, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows, and programming for children, according to The New York Times, which broke the news.

Markle played a major character on the legal drama Suits, but the report said she has no plans to start acting again. However, she and her husband may appear in some of the documentary shows they are producing for Netflix.

“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement to NYT. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”

Given the profile of the royal couple, Netflix likely paid a pretty penny to sign them, and the story mentions that the couple was looking for a deal valued at around $100 million. Harry and Meghan also reportedly “quietly” spoke with Netflix rivals Disney and Apple before signing the deal with Netflix.

The famous couple have had a busy 2020. In January, they surprised many by announcing they were retreating from their royal responsibilities. Queen Elizabeth II eventually gave the OK, and the couple are now living in Malibu. They just recently bought a $14.7 million compound in Montecito, California.

Before partnering with Harry and Meghan, Netflix teamed up with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for their own TV shows and movies for the platform.

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