The fly-on-the-wall documentary following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has been postponed by Netflix in the aftermath of the backlash towards The Crown.
Released as part of the pair’s $100 million deal with Netflix, the series was due to be released in December, following the release of The Crown, though, as a Deadline reporter states, “They’re rattled at Netflix, and they blinked first and decided to postpone the documentary”. Netflix’s highly successful series The Crown has recently been accused of fabricating events in an upcoming plot that sees King Charles depicted to be ousting the Queen.
Most recently, the former British prime minister Sir John Major described the show as a “barrel load of nonsense”.
Refuting the claims of Major, Netflix stated that the show “has always been presented as a drama based on historical events,” with a spokesperson adding, “Series five is a fictional dramatisation, imagining what could have happened behind closed doors during a significant decade for the royal family – one that has already been scrutinised and well-documented by journalists, biographers and historians”.
Clearly rattled by the reaction of the general public, Netflix decided to halt the separate documentary about the Sussexes mere weeks after Harry and Meghan were reported to be “at odds” with the production team.
Take a look at a glimpse of the new series of The Crown, below.