Keeping up with the Sussexes: Harry and Meghan Markle filming ‘at-home docuseries’ for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan have reportedly allowed Netflix cameras into their $14 million Montecito home to shoot the docuseries
It seems like Netflix is about to make the most of their deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The duo is reportedly letting the Netflix crew enter their $14 million Montecito mansion to capture content for a show. This docuseries comes as a part of their $100 million deal and will follow an 'at-home with Duke and the Duchess of Sussex-style' approach. This is just another time of the year when the monarchy fears the truth bombs that the couple might throw during the filming of this 'candid' show.
The news comes from the desk of Page Six who have quoted producers saying that the Sussexes are hard at work with the streaming giant for several months now. It is also reported that the highly reputed streamer is aiming to release the show by the end of this year to coincide with the publication of Prince Harry's memoir which drops around the same time. The reports keep flying around and are suggesting that the docuseries will dive into the breakup of Prince Harry and Meghan with the royal family.
Hardcore fans are now wondering whether they will let the cameras fall on their children, Archie, 3, and baby Lilibet whose first birthday is on June 4. Needless to say, this one right here is a juicy project. People are always wondering what's going on behind the royal walls and this couple has given us a taste of it in the past as well. With this upcoming Netflix series, we can expect some fresh-out-the-oven news. Backing this up, a highly placed Hollywood insider said, "I think it’s fair to say that Netflix is getting its pound of flesh."
As of now, the time of release is a bit unclear. It's reported that the couple wants to move the release to next year. But of course, Netflix wants to strike when it's hot and it's around Prince Harry's $20M memoir. A related producer commented on this, saying "The timing is still being discussed, things are up in the air." Currently, the family is gearing up for their trip to London for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next month.
The Sussexes signed their lucrative $100 million streaming deal with Netflix back in September 2020. However, they haven't made any real content up until now. This couldn't deal come at a better time for Netflix, especially after the gigantic subscriber loss in the past couple of weeks. Netflix put part of the blame for its falling numbers on people sharing their passwords for the service with non-paying viewers. Numbers show that Netflix has already lost 200k subscribers in 2022. Recently, due to cutbacks and layoffs, the streamer had to drop Meghan's animated series, 'Pearl', while it was in the development stage. The show was being created by the Duchess of Sussex through the couple’s company Archewell Productions.