Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Sign a Huge Deal with Netflix

Chloe Foussianes
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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

From House Beautiful

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren't letting their newfound proximity to Hollywood go to waste. The duo has signed a landmark, multi-year deal with Netflix to produce a wide range of content—documentaries, docu-series, movies, scripted shows, and children’s content—under their new, yet-to-be-named production company.

"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," the couple said in a statement to the New York Times. "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us." They believe that Netflix’s "unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven't the possibility of appearing on-camera as themselves in these shows and films—or in voice-over, as Meghan did for Disney's documentary Elephant—but as the Times notes, Meghan has long maintained that her acting career is in the past.

"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," Ted Sarandos, Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer, told the Times in a statement.

The royal couple already have one show—an animated children's series about inspiring women—in the works. Harry also appears in Netflix's recently-released documentary Rising Phoenix, which illuminates the history of the Paralympic Games.

The Duke and Duchess reportedly met with Apple, Disney, and NBC before landing at Netflix. A spokesperson for the streaming service declined to tell the Times how much they are making from the multi-year deal.

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