In a few months, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should be the stars of a Netflix documentary. According to “Page Six”, the streaming platform has just made a decision about the film that is likely to cause a stir.
After leaving their duties as members of the British royal family to move to California, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are focusing on new projects. For the past year (and after signing a $20 million contract), the couple has been working with Netflix on a documentary dedicated to their new life. It will take the form of a mini-series and will be directed by the filmmaker Liz Garbus, to whom we owe notably the last season of The Handmaid’s Tale. It remains to be seen when this production will be released, so much awaited by the Sussex fans. If we do not yet know the exact date, the streaming platform has just announced an important decision on this subject.
As reported by Page Six, this Tuesday, July 19, the producers have indeed planned to advance the release date to 2022, instead of 2023. The strategy would be to coincide with the release of the fifth season of The Crown, scheduled to air by the end of the year. The series devoted to the history of the British royal family should this time address the subject of the tragic disappearance of Princess Diana. For Netflix, it is therefore out of the question that the show devoted to Meghan and Harry will not be stolen by the famous soap opera. “There’s a lot to organize and a lot at stake here. Netflix wants to make sure it is present and not overshadowed,” a source told our confrères.
The release of the documentary advanced for another specific reason
According to Page Six, another reason would have pushed the producers to move the release date of the documentary series dedicated to the parents of Lilibet and Archie. Indeed, Prince Harry is expected to release his memoirs in the fall of 2022. “[Netflix executives] knew the book was coming out soon, which is why they wanted to release the series this year,” a source told the tabloid. “They didn’t want to wait any longer.” And for good reason, the book’s contents could reveal embarrassing anecdotes and secrets for the Windsor clan…
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