Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's docuseries to be directed by Liz Garbus, as Garrett Bradley quits

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to push the Netflix docuseries by a few months in the wake of the Queen’s death

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's docuseries to be directed by Liz Garbus, as Garrett Bradley quits
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix docuseries director, Garrett Bradley (L Inset) quit and Liz Garbus filled in (Michael M Santiago, Rich Fury, Derek White/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's most anticipated Netflix series is set to release on schedule next month. As per earlier reports, the show was expected to be delayed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but insiders reveal that the documentary will be coming out in December. It has been claimed that the original director for the show Garrett Bradley, quit the project over "creative differences" with the royal couple. “Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that. There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project," according to the source.

The source also told the New York Post, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has now brought in left-leaning Emmy-nominated director Liz Garbus, “Harry and Meghan's own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired.” The series is about tennis prodigy Naomi Osaka, the leading Japanese professional single player from Japan.

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Interestingly, it was Garbus who was set to work on the Duchess’ series 'Pearl' but it was dropped by Netflix. Several reports suggested that Harry and Meghan tried to push the Netflix documentary by a few months in the wake of the Queen’s recent death, a deal which is rumored to be worth $100 million, reports the Daily Mail. Deadline insisted that they were trying to postpone the release until the new year, citing the streaming service providers’ heads are "rattled" over the backlash on The Crown, Season 5 edition. A source told PageSix, “They’re rattled at Netflix and they blinked first and decided to postpone the documentary.” “As far as I am aware, the docuseries is still going ahead later this year,” claimed another reliable industry insider.

It is believed that Season 5 depicts the last few days and even the last hours leading up to Princess Diana's death, in a car crash in a Paris tunnel. Elizabeth Debicki portrays her character, and King Charles, by Dominic West. Reports by The Sun suggest that crew members are speaking out about the representation of her death in the series, “To be going back to Paris and turning Diana’s final days and hours into a drama feels very uncomfortable. Finally, some of the crew members are pushing back.”

In a recent interview, Meghan on her new director Garbus said, 'It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I've long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.” She added, “It's interesting. My husband has never worked in this industry before. For me, having worked on Suits, it's so amazing to be around so much creative energy and to see how people work together and share their own points of view. That's been really fun.”

Garbus has worked on successful TV and film projects, including 'Girlhood', a documentary on Nina Simone called 'What Happened, Miss Simone?', and 'Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech'.

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