The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have founded a production company and signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The couple are set to produce feature films, scripted shows, documentaries and children’s programming for the streaming site, according to The New York Times.
Harry and Meghan's production company, which remains unnamed, will aim to highlight similar issues and themes that will be reflected through their non-profit organisation Archewell.
Despite being a professional actress prior to her life as a royal, Meghan will not be acting in any of the projects, Harper's Bazaar US has confirmed, with a source also confirming that the former royals are pledging to commit to diverse hires on and off camera.
"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," Harry and Meghan explained in a statement. "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."
The couple added that Netflix's "unprecedented reach" — a massive audience that's currently 193 million subscribers strong — "will help [them to] share impactful content that unlocks action".
The Netflix deal comes six months after the royal couple's decision to step down as senior working members of the royal family.
"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," Netflix's co-chief executive and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said.
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