It’s been revealed Harry and Meghan’s upcoming Netflix docuseries will land on the streaming platform before Christmas.
The Royals reportedly signed a staggering £88 million deal with Netflix and has been working on the show that will closely examine his life behind the scenes. Netflix themselves are said to have buckled under the Duke of Sussex’s initial proposal of moving the series back to December after they had been criticised over the fictional elements of the fifth season of The Crown.
According to The Sun, the couple also attempted to move the show to January to coincide with the release of Harry’s upcoming memoir, Spare, which tells his side of the story. However, Yahoo News UK claims Netflix will air the programme during the run-up to Christmas.
In a recent interview with Variety (via Marie Claire), Meghan said: “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story—a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired—even if it means it may not be told the way we would have told it,” Meghan told Variety. “But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
The release of Harry’s memoir has reportedly thrown a spanner in the works. A senior Netflix source told Page Six, “a lot in the show contradicted what Harry has written, so that was an issue. Then Harry and Meghan made significant requests [to filmmakers] to walk back content they themselves have provided, for their own project.”
The outlet added: “The Sussexes are believed to have dished on camera about the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, and reportedly wanted to edit some of it out.”