Harry and Meghan confirm Netflix deal

Harry and Meghan. (Photo: Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Six months after stepping down from their royal duties, Harry and Meghan have bagged their first big Hollywood deal as producers. 

The multi-year deal with Netflix will see the couple create content that "informs but also gives hope".

The couple, who are currently living in Los Angeles with their son Archie, said in a statement to the media: "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."

Netflix, which has 193 million subscribers worldwide, was the obvious choice for the couple because of the streaming platform’s "unprecedented reach" which they believe will help them "share impactful content that unlocks action".

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive and chief content officer, said in a statement to The New York Times: "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."

No further information about the couple’s projects have been revealed yet. 

Meghan earlier this year narrated the Disney nature documentary, Elephant which centered on a herd of elephants on an "epic journey" across the Kalahari Desert. The voice-over deal was done in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, an organisation dedicated to conserving wildlife and helping protect the animals from poaching. 

Compiled by Herman Eloff.

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