Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix series reportedly has another catch

According to a report from Deadline, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s planned Netflix series may not go according to plan after all. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a deal with the streaming provider for a documentary series and other content in September 2020 (per The New York Times), but this isn’t the first time the documentaries have encountered some issues.

Content about the British royal family, to which the couple belongs, has done well on Netflix, with entire lists dedicated to viewers what they might enjoy if they’re fans of the Windsors (per Town & Country). In fact, the Netflix original series “The Crown” saw a spike in viewership following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign is featured on the show (via The Guardian).

Despite the clear interest in all things royal family-related, the latest update in the saga that is the duke and duchess’ relationship with Netflix suggests that the forces are at hand with the streaming giant , are the ones who get cold feet – and that could just be because of The Crown.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s docuseries has been delayed

According to Deadline, Netflix is ​​postponing the planned documentary series about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to 2023. The choice is said to be in response to criticism Netflix has received regarding Season 5 of “The Crown,” which will be the first season of the original series , which will be broadcast after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The article notes that the streaming service had planned to capitalize on The Crown’s popularity by releasing the Sussexes’ docuseries a few weeks after the drama show’s latest episodes hit the platform in November.

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Meanwhile, Netflix reportedly stated that “no documentary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has ever been confirmed” by Deadline, further casting doubt on the future of the reported project. However, at the time of the couple’s deal announcement, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos said of the Duke and Duchess, “We are incredibly proud that they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and look forward to working with them to tell stories that.” can help build resilience and understanding for audiences around the world” (per Us Weekly).