Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal is in jeopardy
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix deal is in jeopardy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s lucrative contract with Netflix appears to be in jeopardy as the couple has been allegedly facing pressure to deliver on their promised “great ideas.” 

Harry and Meghan inked a five-year deal with Netflix in 2020, worth $100million, committing to create documentaries, scripted shows, and more. The deal is under scrutiny and may follow a similar path to their lost contract with Spotify.

In a recent statement, Spotify and Archewell Audio announced their decision to part ways with Harry and Meghan, citing a mutual agreement. This separation resulted in the Sussexes losing out on £18 million, as they were accused of failing to meet the productivity benchmark required for the full payout.

Netflix is reportedly “underwhelmed” by the Royal duo’s suggestions, with one idea apparently resembling an existing script. Notably, the Wall Street Journal described Harry and Meghan as individuals with “big ideas, subpar execution.”

As per The Sun, sources within Netflix have hinted that the couple’s compensation could be withheld unless they start pitching more innovative concepts. 

However, the remainder of the contract’s fulfilment is contingent on the quality of the couple’s ideas, a standard procedure for deals of this magnitude.

The future of Harry and Meghan’s partnership with Netflix hangs in the balance for now. But they are currently in the process of producing a Great Expectations-inspired show for Netflix called Bad Manners.