After weeks of wondering what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s secret Hollywood project could possibly be, we finally have some answers.
According to The New York Times, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded an unnamed production company and signed a major deal with Netflix. Per the report, the streaming service will pay the couple to make “documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.” And yes, they may even make an appearance in front of the camera.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.” They added that Netflix’s “unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
The Mirror reported last month that the couple was working on a series inspired by Markle’s own experiences growing up biracial in Los Angeles, which will focus on female empowerment and racial inequality.
“They have suggested a series focusing on the empowerment of women and young girls in today’s world,” a source told The Mirror. “It will hone in on race issues, something Meghan has always been passionate about. It’s got quite a political stance and will also draw on feminism. They want the series to continue their vision of empowerment for young people.” And, according to the outlet, the couple even plans on making an appearance in the project.
There is no word whether or not this reported series is part of this new deal with Netflix.
Looks like we’re renewing our Netflix subscription for, well, ever.