Hollywood has a new producer couple. This morning, Netflix reported that it signed an agreement with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, to produce various original content for the streaming platform over the next few years. Through a statement published by The New York Times, Netflix executives noted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will work with them through their production company, which has yet to be named. This is everything we know about the deal between the streaming giant and one of the UK's most popular royal couples.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign deal with Netflix
After weeks of rumors in Hollywood that indicated the potential of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle working with various television networks and streaming companies, we can finally know what the royals were planning.
This morning, Netflix announced that it signed a multiyear agreement with the production company of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the creation of documentaries, films, documentary series and exclusive children's programs for the platform.
"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," the couple commented in a statement taken by The New York Times. "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us," they added, noting that Netflix's "unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action."
Netflix: A Multiyear Deal With Harry and Meghan
From their arrival in California in the middle of 2020, much had been rumored about the interest of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to get involved in the creation of multimedia content.
Although previously it had been that the royal couple would work with NBC and Spotify, Netflix was the company that ended up enchanting the couple.
"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," said Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer from Netflix.
The content that Harry and Meghan will produce for the company have not yet been defined, but it is expected that these will be announced and start production soon.