“Our goal will be to create content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple said in a statement.
Following in the footsteps of the Obamas, who signed a multi-year deal with Netflix after leaving the White House, the Sussexes have also entered into a partnership with the streaming giant. One of their biggest post-royal decisions (the other being their move to California), the exclusive deal Netflix just signed with Harry and Meghan will essentially serve as an extension of the couple’s existing charitable interests.
According to New York Times, the Sussexes “have founded an yet to be named production company and have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix, which will pay them to make documentaries, documentaries, feature films, scripted shows and programs for children. ”
“Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have enabled us to understand the power of the human spirit: courage, resilience and the need for connection,” Meghan and Harry said in a statement. . “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, in order to shed light on people and causes around the world, we will focus on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”
This deal does not mark the first Netflix project for Harry and Meghan. Prince Harry, a long-time advocate for disabled veterans, recently collaborated with the platform on a Paralympic Games documentary titled Phoenix in resurrection.
“As new parents, creating inspiring family programs is also important to us,” the couple added. “We’re excited to be working with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that drives the action.” Watch this space for more updates.