California: Britain’s Prince Harry and his American-born wife Meghan have signed a multi-year production deal with online streaming service Netflix Inc. This is the couple’s first ever venture to make a living for themselves after exiting from the royal family and royal duties.
The deal whose value is yet not disclosed, will produce films and series ranging from children’s shows to scripted content, as reported by the streaming platform.
The couple moved to Southern California with their infant son Archie this year after stepping back from royal duties in January and announcing plans to be more financially independent.
They said they will produce content on issues that resonate with them and that their nonprofit Archewell is focused on. “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope, the couple said in a statement on Wednesday. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
Meghan, a former star of the USA Network television show “Suits,” has no plans to return to acting under the deal.
The couple have no previous experience as producers, but Netflix said they already have several projects in development, including a nature documentary series and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women. They said they plan to highlight diversity in front of and behind the camera.