Netflix chief confirms interest in working with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: 'Who wouldn't be?'
If they are to make an offer, Harry and Meghan would be following in the footsteps of former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, who had agreed to a production deal with Netflix to make film projects and TV shows.
Streaming giant Netflix has confirmed its interest in working with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in light of them stepping down as senior royals.
Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has revealed that the company would be interested in production with them. While speaking at an event in Los Angeles, he shared, "Who wouldn't be interested? Yes, sure."
If they are to make an offer, Harry and Meghan would be following in the footsteps of former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, who had agreed to a production deal with Netflix to make film projects and TV shows. The reports come after Meghan joked that she and Harry had attended the premiere of 'The Lion King' in order to 'pitch' for work. Last week on January 12, the Mail had shared a video that showed Prince Harry promoting his wife's voiceover skills to Disney boss Bob Iger. In the new footage, Harry is heard telling the film's director Jon Favreau, "If anyone needs any extra voiceover work…" as Meghan cuts in and jokes, "That's really why we're here – it's the pitch!" Harry then continues, "… just not Scar" referring to the evil uncle in the movie.
We had previously reported that the couple had taken to Instagram to announce their decision to "step back" as senior members of the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's post shared that the couple plan to "work to become financially independent by starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution." They are expected to make millions of dollars in endorsements despite leaving the royal family and choosing to become financially independent. Since they will be no longer bound by royal work, Harry and Meghan are free to take up commercial deals which could very well include lucrative sponsorships.
The couple already has a $45 million private fortune to fund their new life but also have the chance to make much more through various projects. Harry has already signed a six-part series on Apple TV which he will be producing along with Oprah Winfrey. The series will be focusing on mental health.