New Hollywood careers as producers are on the horizon for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After having moved back to California following a brief sojourn in Canada, the power couple have struck up a major agreement with Netflix.
They have just launched a production company (that’s yet to be named) and signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. According to The New York Times, they will be producing documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming for the streaming giant.
This comes six months after the Sussexes’ exit from the House of Windsor, where they stepped back as working members of the Royal Family earlier this year.
As of now, how much Netflix will be paying the couple and the exact terms of the deal are unknown, but it has been compared to a similar agreement that Barack and Michelle Obama had previously signed with Netflix. Their Higher Ground Productions have produced the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory.
In a press statement, the couple said, “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. 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 (Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer) and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive and chief content officer, also shared in a statement, “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,”
The pair currently have an animated series that shines the spotlight on inspiring women, and Netflix released Rising Phoenix last week. The documentary, which follows the story of nine Paralympians, also features Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games for wounded veterans.
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