ROYAL STOCKING-STUFFER: 'Untitled' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Netflix docuseries gets a release date
MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle secured a multimillion-dollar agreement with Netflix and began filming in 2021, there has been a lot of conjecture around the much-anticipated docuseries. The couple was reportedly "having second thoughts" about the project after the Queen's death. It was also reported that the show's premiere would be postponed due to criticism over the most recent season of 'The Crown', however, the streaming giant has now set a date for the release of the docuseries.
In October 2022, it was confirmed that the streamer would proceed with a December release date. Now, Page Six has exclusively revealed that Netflix docuseries will be released on December 8, 2022. The royal couple has also reportedly decided to change the original name of the series which was earlier titled 'Chapters'. The new name of the docuseries which will focus on the exiled royals' "love story" is yet to be made public.
The show "contradicted" much of what the Duke of Sussex said in his upcoming biography 'Spare' which will be released on January 10, 2023, according to a source who spoke to Page Six. The existence of the documentary has not even been brought up by Netflix management, however, Meghan spoke about it in an August interview with the Cut. The actress had said, "The piece of my life I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see, is our love story."
Earlier, Page Six had reported that due to disagreements, Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, had replaced the project's original director Garrett Bradley with Liz Garbus. “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," Meghan told Variety in October.
According to previous reports, TV host Cristo Foufas stated that when the Sussexes attended Her Majesty's Jubilee Celebrations in June 2022, the palace sent an official notice to the streaming giant to not cover the occasion. The couple had inked a multi-year partnership with Netflix for a documentary series. Cristo claimed that the couple has been nothing more than a spectacle on TV.
According to Cristo, the couple is now monetizing their status as ceremonial royals in all they do. The Sussexes, in his opinion, are comparable to cheap reality stars in terms of standards. He added, “And that’s what they are now. They’re the Duke and Duchess of Netflix.”