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Meghan and Harry slammed for not producing Netflix content in 14 months

Jan 12, 2022

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been slammed for not producing Netflix content by a royal expert.

The pair signed a Netflix deal in September of 2020 and Daniela Elser has questioned why it has been “more than 14 months” since the couple have delivered content.

She wrote in the New Zealand Herald: “More than 14 months ago, in September 2020, when their money-making marriage with the streaming was first revealed, they loftily promised they would be making 'content that informs but also gives hope'. Goodo then, but where is it?”

The Duke and Duchess have announced two projects for Netflix.

One of the productions is a documentary about Harry's charity sporting event Invictus Games and the other is Pearl, a children's animation,

Elser reckons the two projects may fail to thrill viewers despite being "touching" and "powerful".

She said: “These might both prove to be touching and powerful shows but on paper they don't exactly sound like they will be setting viewers or Hollywood on fire.”

The couple signed a multiyear deal with Netflix as well founding a production company.

The firm allows the couple to create content spanning documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programmes.

Meghan and Harry said in a statement after signing the deal in September 2020: "Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."

They added that Netflix's "unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action".

Netflix's chief content officer and co-chief executive Ted Sarandos said: "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."

Their partnership with Netflix came less than a year after they quit the Royal Family for a more independent life.

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