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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'not confident' £80m Netflix deal will be renewed

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don’t seem sure about the future of their £80million ($100million) Netflix deal, as time is running out for it to be renewed, it’s been reported.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a five-year contract with the streaming giant after stepping back from Royal duties. This profitable partnership is set to end next year and it’s still unclear if it will be extended.

PR guru Ryan McCormick suggested that the couple doesn’t appear “overly confident that it will last” after they didn’t mention their Netflix deal on their new website for Archewell Productions, reports the Mirror.

Interestingly, the Sussexes also didn’t mention Meghan’s brand new podcast deal with Lemonada.

A statement on their site simply says: “At Archewell Productions, we believe that stories have the power to unite and inspire audiences around the globe.”

Mr McCormick told The Mirror: “Why Meghan and Harry haven’t discussed their Netflix deal could be for a number of reasons.”

“One of them is that they may not be legally permitted to do so. If that’s not the case, the duo may be cautious about discussing the arrangement because they’re not overly confident that it will last.”

Mr McCormick: “For all the criticism that The Duchess and Duke have received, I think their silence on certain matters is serving them both very well recently.”

While there have been rumours Netflix might end Meghan and Harry’s costly partnership, one of the streaming service’s top bosses recently revealed the Sussexes have more projects coming up.

At a February event to announce upcoming projects, Netflix Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria hinted: “Oh, what are they working on. They actually have a bunch in development.”

She added: “They have a couple of unscripted things they’re working on with Brandon [Reigg]. And they actually have like a bunch of development, they have a movie in development, a [scripted] series that they’re working on.”

Ms Bajaria was keen to point out that the projects are “all very early development”. She couldn’t hide her excitement about the film, saying with enthusiasm that the “movie’s great”.

While she kept the details close to her chest, it’s believed that the “unscripted” projects might be documentaries.


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