Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially “stepped back” from some of their royal duties, settling down in Southern California – and now the couple have just inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will develop documentaries, scripted TV shows, full-length feature films, and children’s programs for the streaming company.
Meghan and Harry said in a statement: “Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection. 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.”
In addition, much of their creative vision also aims to make the world a better place for generations to come. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens,” they said. “We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
Meghan last narrated the Disney+ documentary Elephants, whose proceeds went toward protecting wildlife in Botswana. Harry worked on the Netflix documentary, Rising Phoenix, which chronicled the origin story of the Paralympics Games. Harry founded the Invictus Games, for injured armed service members and veterans, back in 2014.
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