The Duke and Duchess of Sussex work for Netflix now. The royal couple has inked an exclusive multi-year deal with the streaming service to make documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows and Children’s series.
In a released joint statement, the couple disclosed about the deal, “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.”
On the pipeline of their multi-year deal is a nature docuseries and an animated series centered on inspirational women. Production works that will come out from their camp will mainly tell stories and issues that are close to their hearts in a bid to make meaningful impact in the society.
“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens. We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action,” the couple added.
Netflix’s deal is not the first Hollywood gig the royal couple has enveloped since they stepped down as senior members of the royal family earlier this year. Meghan served as a narrator on the Disney Plus non-fiction documentary ‘Elephant’ while Harry recently affiliated himself with the filmmakers of ‘Rising Phoenix’, a documentary that highlights the Paralympic Games, streaming on Netflix.
“Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership,” Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos added. “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.”
It’s unclear as to whether or not Meghan will return to acting on the big screen in the developing features. Prior to her royal engagement in 2018, she starred in the hit legal drama series ‘Suits’.