Netflix has reportedly told Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they must produce new shows if they want to be paid the remaining £40 million ($51 million) of their $100 million contract.
The streaming giant is said to be unhappy with the lack of content that the couple has produced so far. Their only original show, “Harry & Meghan,” was released in December 2022 and was met with mixed reviews.
Netflix is reportedly demanding that Harry and Meghan produce a documentary series about the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded veterans that Harry founded. They are also said to be interested in a docuseries about Markle’s life as a biracial woman in the royal family.
It is unclear whether Harry and Markle will be able to meet Netflix’s demands. They have recently been involved in a number of other projects, including the launch of their Archewell Productions company and the production of a podcast for Spotify.
However, if they do not produce new content for Netflix, they could face legal action. The streaming giant could argue that they are in breach of contract.
The news of Netflix’s demands comes at a time when Harry and Markle are facing increasing scrutiny. They have been criticized for their decision to step back from royal duties and for their recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
It remains to be seen whether Harry and Markle will be able to revive their relationship with Netflix. However, if they do not produce new content, they could face a number of financial and legal challenges.
- The Daily Beast, which first reported the story, cited unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations between Netflix and Harry and Meghan.
- Netflix has not yet commented on the story.
- Harry and Meghan’s representatives have not yet responded to a request for comment.
It is interesting to see that Netflix is demanding new content from Harry and Meghan. This suggests that the streaming giant is not satisfied with the content that the couple has produced so far. It is also interesting to see that Netflix is reportedly interested in a docuseries about the Invictus Games. This is a significant event for Harry, as he founded the games.
It remains to be seen whether Harry and Meghan will be able to meet Netflix’s demands. However, if they do not produce new content, they could face a number of financial and legal challenges.