The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are officially Hollywood producers.
- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have signed a multiyear production deal with streaming giant Netflix, reported The New York Times.
- The royal couple will be creating content that will include scripted shows, children’s programs, documentaries, and feature films.
- “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” said the pair in a statement.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan can now add Hollywood producers to their expanding résumés.
Per The New York Times, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded a currently unnamed production company and have signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. As part of the deal, the Sussexes are set to produce docuseries, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming for the streaming platform, highlighting similar issues and themes that will be reflected through their nonprofit organization, Archewell. There are already several projects in the works including an innovative nature docuseries and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women. The Netflix deal comes six months after the royal couple’s decision to step down as senior working members of the royal family.
BAZAAR.com can also confirm that Meghan will not be appearing as an actress in any of the upcoming projects and that both her and Harry are committed to ensuring diverse hires in front of and behind the camera for their productions.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” said Harry and Meghan in a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.” The couple added that Netflix’s “unprecedented reach”—a massive audience that’s currently 193 million subscribers strong—”will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
Harry and Meghan have made separate appearances in streaming programs this year. In March, it was revealed that Meghan narrated the Disney+ wildlife documentary Elephant, and last month, Harry appeared in the Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, which highlights the stories of Paralympic athletes.
“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,” Netflix’s co-chief executive and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said in a statement.