Harry and Meghan to do shows with Netflix

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Harry and Meghan at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have struck a deal with streaming giant Netflix to create a range of programs, in which they could appear in some.

“Our goal will be to create content that informs but also gives hope,” said Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

“As new parents, creating inspiring family programs is also important to us,” they continued.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos said he was “incredibly proud” that the royal couple had made the company “their creative home.”

The multi-year agreement will include documentaries, documentary series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.

It comes six months after the couple left royal life and moved to California to live away from the media spotlight.

“Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: courage, resilience and the need for connection,” the couple said in a statement.

“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shed light on people and causes around the world, we will focus on creating content that informs but also gives hope.


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Media legendPrince Harry can currently be seen in the Paralympic documentary Rising Phoenix

“As new parents, creating inspiring family programs is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relevant lens.

The pair said they were “happy to be working with Netflix, saying its” unprecedented reach “will help us share hard-hitting content that unlocks the action.”

Sarandos said Netflix was “excited to tell stories” with the couple “that can help build resilience and increase audience understanding everywhere.”

According to Deadline, projects already in development include “an innovative nature documentary series and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women.”

The royal couple will be making their shows for Netflix under the banner of a still unknown production company.

The Duke of Sussex can currently be seen on the streaming service of Rising Phoenix, a documentary on the Paralympic Games.

Meghan had previously partnered with Disney to recount Elephant, a species documentary for her outlet Disneynature.

This week’s announcement follows the recent publication of Finding Freedom, a book about the couple’s life in the royal family.

A spokesperson for the Sussexes said they were not interviewed for the book, which describes a culture of growing tension between the Sussexes and other family members.

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