Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign deal with Netflix, say they want to make ‘inspirational family programming’
‘Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,’ the royal couple said in a statement. ‘As new parents, producing inspirational family programming is also important to us.’
The royal couple has signed a deal with Netflix to begin producing content for the streaming service, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
As part of the multiyear deal, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will produce “documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming” exclusively for Netflix, according to the Times.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement, according to Variety. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens.”
The Duke and Duchess already have some projects in development, including an animated series about inspirational women and a nature docuseries, according to Variety.
Harry and Meghan have been involved in other projects recently. Harry appeared in the Netflix documentary “Rising Phoenix,” which is about the Paralympic Games and was released last week, according to the Times.
And Meghan narrated the nature documentary “Elephant” for Disney Plus, which was released earlier this year, as the Deseret News previously reported.
The deal with Netflix is similar to the one that Barack and Michelle Obama made with the streaming service in 2018, according to CNN. The Obamas have produced content like the Oscar-winning documentary“American Factory,” as well as “Becoming,” which is based on Michelle Obama’s memoir.