Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Trying Something Totally New with Next Netflix Project

It won’t be about them, for starters: “They’ve had enough of being in the spotlight for now.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s next project with Netflix—the couple inked a multimillion-dollar deal in 2020 to produce content for the streaming giant—expect a right turn from their docuseries Harry & Meghan. The Sun reports that, for their next offering, it won’t be dramatic and based in reality, but rather “heavily scripted” and lighthearted. And, a friend of the Sussexes says, it won’t be about them this time: “They’ve had enough of being in the spotlight for now,” the friend says.

Other than Harry’s Heart of Invictus, which follows competitors as they prepare for the Duke of Sussex’s Invictus Games and is scheduled for release this summer, the Sussexes plan to make “fun” content including romcoms and feelgood shows, an insider says. All of the content will have a “heavy focus on fictional scripted content,” a source tells The Daily Telegraph.

Harry and Meghan are set to be executive producers on these shows, and both have expressed their enjoyment of lighthearted romcoms: Harry previously revealed he used to binge the sitcom Friends, and Meghan said she has watched the movie When Harry Met Sally “a million times.”

It’s unknown as of yet when the Sussexes’ new “fun” content will hit the streaming service.

Harry & Meghan, the six-part, Liz Garbus-directed docuseries, was the couple’s first offering for Netflix and was released last December. It followed the cancellation of Meghan’s animated series, Pearl, which was cancelled in May 2022.

We can’t wait to see what’s up their sleeves!

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.