Netflix has now been trying to make economically sound decisions given its current predicament. The streaming giant has lost over 200,000 subscribers and is incurring huge losses due to low stock prices and other factors.
Of all the projects it has stalled and/or cancelled, Pearl, an animated series produced by Meghan Markle and her production company, Archwell Production happens to be one of them. The actress is reportedly on the lookout for a new home for the series amidst this quiet cancellation.
The series will primarily revolve around the journey of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by the stories of various women in history.
According to the Suits actress, “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges”, where the series was meant to celebrate “extraordinary women throughout history”.
Markle and her husband, Prince Harry had struck a massive million-dollar deal with Netflix previously in the hopes of developing several projects. At that time, they had just left the Royal family and were hot news, several media giants, therefore, signed contracts with them, hoping to see some revenue-generating, sensational and explosive content.
While Netflix was pretty underwhelmed by the duo’s creative output, Spotify was pretty miffed with them releasing just one podcast in a year.
Currently, the couple is trending after reports of the Royal Family excluding them from the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations started making rounds. While they’re heading for the United Kingdom to attend the ceremony, they will not be making a public appearance alongside the Queen since the latter only wants working members of the Royal Family to be there on the balcony with her.
Currently, the duo are trying to find a new home for the series. According to a trusted source, “There was a huge feeling of excitement about Pearl and a hope that its journey is not over. They [Markle and Harry] are not giving up on this project because Netflix said no.”
Stay tuned for more updates regarding the animated series.