By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 03 Sep 2020 • 8:35
Lights, camera, action as Harry joins wife, Meghan Markle, in the TV/ movie business after they sign a multi-million deal with major streaming service.
NETFLIX shows will now have a royal element to them after the Prince joins his actress wife in “Hollywood”.
A newly formed production company, formed by the former-royal couple, is said to have signed an agreement with the streaming service giants for several years.
The couple’s company will focus on diverse content, ranging from documentaries to children’s programs and films.
The couple said, “We will focus on content that informs, but at the same time also brings hope. As new parents, creating inspirational content is important to us as well […] We are happy to be working with the Netflix team whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that gets us into action. ”
In a statement released by Ted Sarandos, Head of Content at Netflix, he states, “we are proud that Harry and Meghan have chosen Netflix as their creative home. We are excited to tell stories with them that they can develop resilience and increase the understanding of our audience.”
The decision to sign with Netflix comes after 35-year-old, Prince Harry and his wife, 39-year-old, Meghan Markle, had been in talks with other major content platforms: Disney+ and Apple TV+.
The couple, who six months ago cut ties with the British Royal family, now live in Santa Barbara, California.
“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,” the pair said in the joint statement.
“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,” explained the couple.
Markle has ruled out a return to acting.
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