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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry agree to star in Netflix reality series

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry agree to star in Netflix reality series
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You can call this one, Keeping up with the Sussexes!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly agreed to star in a "fly-on-the-wall" Netflix reality series with cameras following them for three months as they go about their new life in ritzy Montecito, California.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were initially expected to only remain behind the camera for their multi-year deal with Netflix — but a source told The Sun that Markle wants the world to see the “real her.”

“They may have had all these lofty ideas about producing epics highlighting environmental causes and the poverty gap, but Netflix obviously wants their pound of flesh,” one source told The Sun.

The news comes after they signed a £112 million Netflix deal to make films, TV series, and children's shows for the popular streaming service.  

A Netflix spokesperson told the publication, "The couple already have several projects in development, including an innovative nature docuseries and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women."

Meghan is no stranger to Hollywood as she previously starred in the legal TV drama Suits and narrated the Disney+ documentary Elephants, whose proceeds went toward protecting wildlife in Botswana. As for Harry, he was recently heralded for his work on the Netflix documentary, Rising Phoenix, which chronicled the origin story of the Paralympics Games.

Reed Hastings, the co-founder of Netflix, promised earlier this month that the films and TV shows produced as part of the couple's deal would be Netflix's 'most viewed' content next year.

He told CNBC: “It's going to be epic entertainment. I'm so excited about that deal. They're smart, they were shopping it around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package. We're going to do a wide range of entertainment with them. I can't tell you anymore than that about it at this point, but I think it will be some of the most exciting, most viewed content next year.”

 

 

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