Harry and Meghan 'in a tricky place' with Netflix deal says expert
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A few months after exit from the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a deal with the streaming service. Two years after striking the deal, the couple is yet to produce any content for the platform, with one of Meghan’s proposed projects being shelved earlier this year. An LA-based Netflix consultant claimed the Sussexes are “in a tricky place” and that their contract is at risk of being axed if their products fail to deliver on contract demands.
The news of the potential axe comes after Netflix bosses are reportedly “confused” that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming documentary will “contradict what Harry has written” in his tell-all memoir.
The couple has reportedly been advised that there are “no guarantees” that the streaming service will go ahead with any of their productions, the Netflix consultant told the US Sun.
In case of a potential axe, this could happen “at any time” and instead pay up a significantly reduced “kill fee”.
Earlier this year, Netflix axed Meghan’s project Pearl after deciding that the content was “not in their interests”.
It was also reported that the couple wanted to “backflip” on what they wanted their viewers to see in their upcoming docuseries.
This was because of concerns over its content in the aftermath of the Queen’s death last month.
The Duke and Duchess are also said to be in a “panic” after Netflix refused their request to have final editing rights over the show.
The Netflix insider claimed that the couple is “in a trickly place right now”.
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The insider added: “In reality, it is their [Netflix’s] outlet and they have final say on what is broadcast.
“No talent is greater than Netflix.”
They concluded: “The Sussexes and their team knew that going into this deal. Just because they are a Duke and Duchess makes no difference.
“If no settlements or agreements are reached the deal could fold.”
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Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.
In their official statement on Instagram, in January 2020, the couple declared that they wanted to “work to become financially independent”.
They added that their decision came after “many months of reflection and internal discussions”.
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