Meghan Markle has hinted that the documentary she and Prince Harry are currently making for Netflix could focus on their “love story”.
In an interview with The Cut published today, the Duchess of Sussex said her five-year romance with Prince Harry is one of the “parts of her life” she is yet to share with the public.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s production company Archewell Productions signed an alleged $100 million deal with the streaming giant in 2020, but a release is yet to come.
A documentary series about the Invictus Games has been confirmed. Meghan’s planned children’s animated series has been scrapped amid sweeping Netflix cuts.
It was previously rumored that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were planning a stunning Keeping Up With The Kardashians-style documentary series.
Meghan Markle has hinted that the documentary she and Prince Harry are currently making for Netflix could focus on their love story. Pictured on her wedding anniversary to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018
Speaking of her Montecito mansion to The Cut, the Duchess of Sussex hinted that her five-year romance with Prince Harry is one of the “pieces of her life” she has yet to share with the public
However, it seems that it could be more of a throwback to the royal romance.
“The couple have squarely squashed rumors of a reality show, both in statements to publications and in conversations with me,” notes journalist Allison P. Davis in the article.
“But, Meghan explains, there’s a difference between a historical documentary and a reality docuseries.”
The Duchess continued, “The part of my life that I couldn’t share, that people couldn’t see, is our love story.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been filming the Netflix documentary for more than a year after inking a widely publicized $100 million deal in 2021.
They have been spotted with a film crew at a number of engagements including the Invictus Games earlier this year. Filming is believed to have taken place for her confirmed docu-series Heart of Invictus.
They have been spotted with a film crew at a number of engagements including the Invictus Games earlier this year
Multiple sources told Page Six that the streaming platform is hoping to release the Sussex documentary around the same time as The Crown’s new series, which is due to release in November.
The major streaming service doesn’t want to be “scooped” by the Duke’s memoir, despite claims the Sussexes want the documentary to air next year, sources said.
Harry’s book is set for release sometime this fall, and Netflix will be keen to capitalize on the huge buzz the reveal volume is likely to generate.
‘[Netflix executives] knew the book was coming out, which is why they wanted the series this year,” a source told Page Six. “They don’t want to wait any longer.”
However, the royal couple reportedly want the series to hit the small screen next year, according to Page Six.
DailyMail.com contacted Netflix for comment when the reports first surfaced.
Cameras also followed Meghan and Harry during a visit to New York in September 2021, pictured
Meghan Markle previously had an animated series, Pearl, in the works with Netflix, but it was scrapped in May as part of a wave of cuts prompted by the streaming juggernaut’s decline in subscribers.
The series, which Sir Elton John’s husband David Furnish had on board as executive producer, was set to see a young girl inspired by Meghan – whose name means ‘pearl’ in Welsh – take on various social injustices while also highlighting the feminist’s work symbols.
A now-removed quote from Meghan about the series read: “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl finds herself on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to navigate life’s daily challenges.
“I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, in partnership with Netflix’s powerful platform and these incredible producers, will bring you this new animated series that celebrates exceptional women throughout history.”
Director Liz Garbus was involved in the project and is now attached to the Netflix documentary.
It comes a week after Meghan Markle released the first episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes.
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