Meghan Markle DELETES all references to her doomed Netflix series 'Pearl' from Archewell site
'Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges,' a now-removed quote from Meghan read
Meghan Markle seems to want to distance herself from her failed Netflix project — an animated feature titled 'Pearl'. All the references she made earlier about the project on the Archewell website has been wiped clean after the series was dropped by the streaming platform. 'Pearl,' the working title for the Markle-created show, was officially canceled last week owing to the drop in the number of subscribers on Netflix.
Earlier there was a description of the series under the Archewell Productions section but as of Sunday, May 8, the show's brief was nowhere to be found. A quote by Meghan about the Netflix show, that has now been removed, read, "Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges."
The quote continued, "I'm thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history." These references were silently deleted a week after Netflix announced that they were canceling this animated show, of which Meghan Markle was the executive producer, in addition to David Furnish.
The now-canceled animated series 'Pearl' focused on a 12-year old Pearl's journey as she explores women throughout history. This animated series was canceled in its development stages itself. The Archewell website now only features a documentary series called 'Heart of Invictus' that documents key moments from the competitors' journeys to the Invictus Games in the Hague in 2020. This is the Duchess' only active media project, currently.
This is the second attempt of the Duke and the Duchess to salvage their status this week. At the beginning of the Jubilee commemorations, the Queen publicly banned the couple from appearing at the palace's balcony for Trooping the Colour. Later, in a tweet via their friend and journalist Omid Scobie, the couple confirmed that they will fly in from California with their children, Archie, three and Lilibet, 11 months old as the events for the monarch's 70th anniversary on the throne that begins on June 2.
'Pearl' was expected to be the first animated series created by their production company. The young girl character of the animated series was supposed to represent Meghan herself - her name means 'pearl' in Welsh - and her take on various social injustices, while highlighting the work of feminist icons. The Sussexes' production company was estabilished by the former royal couple in 2020 to create scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, features, and children's programming.
However, Netflix made several cuts in late April and early May, including dropping two other children's shows and firing the staff associated with both. Despite dropping 'Pearl,' insiders claimed Netflix remains optimistic about the Archewell deal and has several projects planned, including a documentary series called 'Heart of Invictus,' which follows the recent Invictus Games.