There are many ways we would love to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex materialise on our screens. Meghan Markle in a Suits spin-off would be nice, or perhaps Prince Harry in an SNL skit – but we have to say, there was little hope for enthralling entertainment when it was first rumoured they were filming a show for Netflix.
After their previous projects stalled or never made it out of production (Meghan’s animated series, Pearl, was scrapped by Netflix this year), their endeavours didn’t seem to be giving viewers what they really wanted. But now, dear readers, that’s all changed.
Is there a new Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reality show on Netflix?
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Meghan and Harry are now filming an ‘at-home docuseries’… in other words their own reality show. Little is known about the new project, but it’s safe to say fans are hoping for a full-on KUWTK-style series. Can you imagine the thrill of seeing the biggest royal romance of our time in real time? Harry attempting a Whole Foods run with Archie in tow, Meghan heading out to auditions for her acting revival (one can dream), an impromptu call from the Queen to talk high-tea with Charles and Camilla? It would bring certainly revive Netflix’s reputation for reality TV – no one would take their eyes off this one.
Now, that being said, the streaming service hasn’t actually confirmed what’s going on yet. Netflix declined to comment on reports and the Sussexes were said to be unavailable. However, Page Six reports that Netflix chiefs want the series to premiere before the end of the year to tie in with Harry’s much-anticipated memoir. ‘The timing is still being discussed, things are up in the air,’ a producer told the publication – noting that the Sussexes would rather the show air next year.
Meghan and Harry signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix in 2020 after moving to the US and were recently tailed by cameras while in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. A camera crew was also present during their trip to New York City last September, and Page Six reports that they’ve been allowed behind the scenes at their home in Montecito, California.
Honestly, we can’t wait for more news on this – it will quite literally be reality show royalty!