Back in January we reported that the Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos, had stated that he would be interested in working with Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Today it has been announced that it is, indeed, going to happen and is similar to the deal that Netflix struck with The Obamas where the couple will work on a mixture of content for the streaming service. Under their new, multi-year deal at Netflix, the couple will make documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows and children’s series.
Talking about the deal Ted Sarandos said
Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership, We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home – and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.
Harry and Meghan will focus on creating a wide variety of series about stories and issues that are close to their hearts, such as those that their newly formed nonprofit, Archewell, will highlight. Several projects are already in development, including a nature docuseries and an animated series centered on inspirational women. When asked about the deal and the content they were planning on making they answered
As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens,We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.
Harry recently worked with the filmmakers of Netflix’s documentary “Rising Phoenix,” a well-reviewed feature that takes a look at the global impact of the Paralympic Games.