According to Us Weekly, Archewell, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a deal with Netflix worth more than $100 million through their company in 2020. At the time, it seemed that most of the content they wanted to produce for the streaming service would be educational in nature, with their early-planned projects including a children’s cartoon about a little girl who would inspire young viewers to find female historical figures, a nature , will feature film and a documentary about athletes competing in the Invictus Games, according to the Los Angeles Times.
But the animated series, which would be titled Pearl, was canceled in May, with Deadline pointing out that a mass exodus of subscribers was partly responsible for the project’s early demise. However, in her Variety cover story, Meghan revealed that one of her and Harry’s most anticipated projects is still very much going: a Netflix documentary about the couple’s life, directed by Liz Garbus, known for her work on documentaries such as “Becoming Cousteau” and “All In: The Struggle for Democracy”. Meghan seemed to imply that she and Harry didn’t have full creative control over the project. “It’s nice to be able to entrust our story to someone – an experienced director whose work I’ve long admired – even if it means it might not be how we would have told it,” she said. This might explain why she wants to focus on telling fictional stories.
Meghan Markle wants to help revive the rom-com
Meghan Markle told Variety that she would like her Netflix portfolio to include lighter fare, and the former ‘Suits’ star mentioned a specific genre when discussing what fans can expect from her and Prince Harry in the future. “For scripts, we want to think about how we can evolve from the same space and do something fun! It doesn’t always have to be so serious. Like a good rom-com,” she said. Meghan listed the fall classic When Harry Met Sally as one of her favorites and said she’s also a big fan of Julia Roberts’ work.
Roberts and her best friend George Clooney have teamed up for new romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, so the genre might be making a comeback. And who knows? Meghan could lure the couple into another collaboration, as Roberts told People she was very flattered to learn she inspired Meghan to become an actress and after attending the Sussexes’ wedding she played Clooney the role of Meghan’s knight in shining armor by criticizing the media treatment in a 2019 interview with Who.
Meghan told Variety that her acting days are most likely over, but she invited any actor cast as her in a biopic to give her a call. And we? Well, we’re only going to daydream here about the Duchess of Sussex producing a rom-com about a game show model landing a prince.