Last week after the announcement broke that Spotify fell off the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bandwagon and ended their partnership, an insider spilled that Netflix has their foot dangling out of the wagon too since, according to the source, it’s possible that “the lemon has been fully squeezed,” in terms of getting any more binge-worthy content from the royal exiles. But an industry source says there’s still a chance for the pair to hang onto their $81 million Netflix deal if they can manage to pump out more “must-watch” content.
The source clarified, “Netflix was pleased to sign Harry and Meghan and is looking for some great ideas going forward. But the remainder of the deal relies on them producing those good ideas. The deal’s continually under review which is normal for ones of this magnitude.” So far, Harry and Meghan racked in a $40 million payday after doing their tell-all docuseries Harry and Meghan, which was one of the most-watched streaming shows of 2022. According to The Sun, if they want to be paid the other half of their $81 million contract, then they better think of another crowd-pleaser and prove their not just some one-trick ponies:
But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are believed to have been paid only half of their reported £81million contract.
And they will get the rest only if they produce content of real interest, an industry source has revealed.
The source said the US giant is happy with the viewing figures for the couple’s Harry & Meghan series.
It proves they can be box-office hits with the right format.
“The right format.” Translation: Spilling about the Royal Family. Airing out the dirty royal laundry has arguably become their brand identity after releasing Harry and Meghan, and of course, Prince Harry’s burn-book style memoir Spare– if the couple has any more shit in their pipes to smear on the Royal Family, then this career crisis may be averted!
Originally, Meg hoped her partnership with Netflix would birth projects focused on female empowerment and gave her a chance to produce rom-coms. But it looks like Netflix is changing course cause they recently axed an animated project Meg was set to work on with the working title Pearl about “a girl inspired by historical female figures.” Sorry women of the world, but Netflix said, “Less female grit, more talking shit!”