Will Netflix stand by Harry and Meghan’s divorce? The relationship between the streaming giant and Sussex ‘hasn’t always been great’, the source claims
Netflix signs £80m Harry & Meghan deal in 2020 Harry & Meghan is Netflix’s second most watched documentary
Speculation was rife in Hollywood last night that Netflix was preparing to follow Spotify in cutting ties with the Sussexes.
A source at the streaming giant, which signed the couple to an £80million deal in 2020, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The relationship wasn’t always great.
‘Harry has no problem but Meghan thinks he knows how to run Hollywood.’
Senior executives were unhappy that the pair chose Oprah Winfrey to give their bombshell first interview on the CBS network. ‘That ruffled feathers,’ said the source.
‘There were some unhappy executives who thought Netflix should have taken the first bite of the cherry.’
Harry and Meghan is the second most watched documentary on Netflix. Pictured: Harry and Meghan attend the Commonwealth Day Service, March 09, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the track and field event at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands on April 17, 2022.
The couple produced last year’s six-episode series Harry and Meghan for Netflix, which became its second most-watched documentary. They then described the Live to Lead series about inspirational leaders and Harry’s documentary about the Invictus Games to air in August.
But Megan’s animated children’s series, Pearl, about a girl inspired by historical female figures, was cancelled.
The former Suits star is also reportedly unhappy Netflix hasn’t invited her to star in high-profile shows about diversity, including Queen Cleopatra, a recent series starring black actress Adele James as the Egyptian ruler.
The source said: ‘All major contracts are under review. Netflix is very happy with the performance of their docu-series.
‘Such contracts are multi-party agreements that typically allow both parties to walk away after certain contractual milestones are met.’
Meghan Markle’s Spotify podcast Archetypes will not be renewed for a second season, it has been announced
Archetypes was launched in August last year. The Duke and Duchess reportedly signed a $20 million contract but won’t be paid in full because it hasn’t met productivity standards.
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