Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ink Netflix deal, launch prodco
British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to make TV series and films for the streamer.
The couple, who are based in the US since announcing plans to step back as senior members of the royal family earlier this year, have set up an as-yet-unnamed prodco.
The deal is set to include documentaries, docuseries, scripted shows, children’s programming and feature films, with a nature docuseries and an animated series about inspirational female role models already reported to be in development.
The duchess is no stranger to the screen, having established herself as an actor before marrying the prince, notably in the US Network legal drama Suits.
Prince Harry also recently appeared in the Netflix Paralympic documentary Rising Phoenix and worked with Oprah Winfrey on a docuseries about mental health for Apple TV+.
“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” said the couple in a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens.”
Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix, added: “Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership. We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home.”