PRAISE BE: Meghan Markle is ‘trusting her story’ in Netflix docu to 'Handmaid’s Tale' director Liz Garbus
MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming and controversial tell-all docuseries may not be the way the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex would interpret it. The Duchess of Sussex suggested that its direction is now in the hands of left-leaning filmmaker Liz Garbus amid doubts about the timeline of the airing of the show.
Meghan appeared to be distancing herself from the much-hyped Netflix docuseries while hinting that the rumored $100 million (£88M) is not the way the Sussex would have depicted it and is trusting the story to someone else. She 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," Meghan added. Oscar awards nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus was also due to work on the Duchess' series Pearl before it was scrapped by Netflix. Garbus also helmed the last season of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2021. The renowned openly political director has worked on a number of film and TV projects about oppressed women. Harry and Meghan signed the multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant in 2020 and have been quietly working on the show for more than a year now.
Meghan 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," according to Daily Mail. Although Netflix is believed to have been set to push back the release of the controversial show until 2023 amid backlash over the upcoming fifth series of 'The Crown.' The Crown is also currently facing backlash for their new season after the show makers have been accused of fabricating a 'hurtful' smear against King Charles by depicting him secretly plotting to force depose the Queen.
While focusing on Charles's bitter feud with Diana as their divorce looms and romancing Camilla, now Queen Consort. However, an insider has reported that despite rumors the docuseries will be released by the end of the year. "As far as I am aware, the docuseries is still going ahead later this year," a source told Page Six. The news comes after the Sussexes were "at odds" with the production staff about making "extensive edits" to the series. The co-production between Netflix and Archewell Productions and is expected to be released in December.