Earlier this month, we reported on the shocking news that Netflix had canceled a project involving Meghan Merkel.
Insiders describe the collaboration as an animated series where a young female protagonist draws inspiration from examples set by great women throughout history.
The decision not to move on the show was said to have more to do with the streaming giant’s recent budget concerns than any error on the part of Megan or her passion project.
And now, it seems Netflix has not completely severed ties with Meghan.
In fact, it seems the Duchess is currently working on a new project that is probably of great interest to her fans.
According to a new report from Page Six, Megan and Harry are currently filming a series that describes an insider as a “home with Sussex-style duke and duchess” documentary.
In this case, “documentaries,” seems to be a slightly more dignified term for a reality show.
Details are scarce at the moment, but insiders say the show is set to premiere sometime next year.
Apparently, there is some controversy surrounding the release date, as Netflix wants to skip the first episodes by the end of 2022 to capitalize on the buzz surrounding Harry’s upcoming memoir.
But Sussex is anticipating an early premiere in 2023 and will probably make the final decision.
“The time is still being discussed, things are in the air,” said one producer
Harry and Meghan signed a deal with Netflix shortly after arriving in the US and it looks like the couple plans to launch multiple projects in the very near future.
They are also operating under a limited docusari name Heart of InvictusIt will focus on Harry’s involvement with the Invictus Games, which he helped find in 2017.
The event is an Olympic-style athletic competition for those injured in action.
While this series is probably a passion project for Harry, it is a show that focuses on the personal lives of Harry and Megan that will surely get the most attention.
A source – described as a “Hollywood insider” – said the bets could not be higher for Netflix, which experienced a sharp fall in stock prices last month after customers reported the first drop in 10 years.
“I think it’s fair to say that Netflix is getting its pound of meat,” the source said.
Sussex has previously been criticized for failing to provide content for Spotify despite signing a 100 deal with Audio Streamer.
The couple wanted to create an emerging podcast, but almost two years after they signed the deal, the app’s Archewell production page still has nothing but a long ad that promises more content.
The latest project will probably serve a double purpose for Sussex, who – in addition to making big money from the show – will have the opportunity to control their lives and the narrative around Santa Barbara.
The last time Meghan spoke in her own defense was in her interview with Oprah Winfrey which premiered in March last year.
The interview was a huge rating for CBS and Netflix certainly hopes to repeat that magic.