The Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan, produced by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Streaming Non-Fiction Series’ at the Hollywood Critics Awards (HCA).
This six-part series, released in December, is the only show the couple have so far produced under their multi-year agreement with Netflix, reportedly worth around £77million.
This nomination boosts the Sussexes following last month’s announcement of their prematurely ended $20million Spotify deal, after just one series of Meghan’s 12-part podcast, Archetypes, and a brief holiday special.
This led to questions about the Netflix deal’s longevity and their ability to create engaging content focused on something other than their personal lives. However, despite industry criticisms and claims of their struggle with content generation and inexperience as producers, Harry & Meghan saw great success. Netflix announced in January that the series ranked as its second-most popular documentary ever.
Buckingham Palace made several potent allegations against the couple following the series, which became the most-watched subscription television series of the year so far in the UK. The first episode drew an average of 4.5million viewers within a week of its release, outperforming the first episode of the new series of The Crown.
Harry & Meghan is nominated alongside Prehistoric Planet 2, Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss, Rennervations, The 1619 Project, and The Reluctant Traveller with Eugene Levy. The 2023 HCA TV Awards Ceremony for Streaming is set to take place on Sunday, August 13th.