Six months after leaving the House of Windsor and moving to Beverly Hills, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have signed a multiyear production deal for an unreported sum with Netflix.
The deal, first reported by the New York Times and later confirmed by numerous other outlets, calls for the royal couple to produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming through their just created production company. (No name has yet been disclosed for that shingle.)
Variety earlier reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had also talked to Apple and Disney regarding their production plans, and that they were seeking a payday on the order of $100 million.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
Added Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos: “We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.
For Netflix, it was the second big production deal announced in 48 hours. On Tuesday, the streaming service confirmed that it had green-lit Game of Thrones creators David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Alexander Woo to produce a drama series based on the award-winning Chinese book series “The Three-Body Problem.”
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