Netflix CEO says Harry and Meghan are great attention-grabbers
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Netflix CEO says Harry and Meghan are great attention-grabbers

The Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has said Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are “controversial” but “great at getting attention”.

The comments came as Sarandos reflected on the ongoing success of the Netflix original documentary Harry & Meghan. Despite arriving on the platform two years ago, the series is still among the most-streamed shows on a global field. 

Sarandos said the show was particularly “devoured” by streamers in Britain. Although the country is divided on the couple and divided on the Royal Family, they never fail to deliver the drama. 

During a live event, Forbes reported that Sarandos described Harry and Meghan’s controversy as “usually a good thing.” He added: “You may love them or hate them, but you’re watching.”

The royal couple has signed a long-term deal with Netflix, which, so far, has included the six-part docuseries, a voiceover for the documentary Live to Lead and Prince Harry’s docuseries Heart of Invictus. Harry and Meghan’s production company, Archwell Productions, is also set to adapt the romance novel Meet Me into a movie for the streamer. 

“The documentary we did on them is still one of our most-watched documentaries of all time on Netflix and huge, particularly in the UK, where people just devour everything about them,” Sarandos reflected.

“I do think that they are also going to be very strong storytellers, with great exposure to media in terms of what people want to talk about, what they think about, and they’re great at getting attention,” he added, reflecting on the long-term deal with excitement. 

Watch the official trailer for Harry & Meghan below.