Netflix Is Interested in Working with Harry and Markle for 'The Crown'

Per a report from the Daily Mail, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that he would actually be interested in having the royals be part of The Crown.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving up (opens in new tab) their HRH titles, paying back the money that went into renovating Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, and figuring out a new life in Canada. This means, that outside of their charity work and ties to patronages (opens in new tab), they have a pretty blank slate on which to restart their lives.

When the couple originally announced their big news on January 8, many fans wondered if Meghan, who formerly appeared on Suits, would go back to her acting work (opens in new tab). Additionally, fans who are obsessed with Netflix's The Crown wondered (opens in new tab) how the show might tell the story of these events and if Meghan might come back to play herself (opens in new tab)

That speculation might have sounded silly at first, but Netflix actually doesn't think so. Per a report from the  (opens in new tab)Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that he would actually be interested in having the royals be part of the show.

"Who wouldn't be interested?" he said at the Producer's Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. "Yes, sure."

That answers does seem like a lovely hypothetical thought about this potential casting, but Sarandos is definitely not saying no.

Meghan and Harry aren't exactly shying away from Hollywood, especially after Meghan signed a voiceover deal (opens in new tab) with Disney; the proceeds benefitted wildlife charity (opens in new tab) Elephants Without Borders.

At last year's premiere of The Lion King in London, the royal couple pitched director Jon Favreau future voiceover work. "Next time, anyone needs any extra voiceover work, we can make ourselves available," Harry tells Favreau. Meghan followed up (opens in new tab) with a joke: "That's really why we're here: to pitch."

That could have all been in good fun back then—but now, it might be a real potential path forward to the duo.

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Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame. I saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again three times in theaters, and that's pretty much all you need to know.