Why did Netflix cancel children’s series produced by Meghan Markle?

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES.- Netflix announced the cancellation of the animated series produced by Meghan Markle as part of a wave of cuts caused by the drop in subscribers worldwide in the streaming service.

“Pearl”the working title of the show produced by the Duchess of Sussex, has been cancelled, Deadline confirmed.

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The animated series of the former actress was one of the main projects of Archewell Productionsthe producer that Markle and the prince harry launched last year to create docuseries, documentaries, feature films and children’s programming.

In the case of “Pearl”, its production was announced with great fanfare in the middle of last year. Its plot was centered around the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who finds inspiration in a variety of influential women throughout history.

At the time, Markle said: “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges. I am thrilled that Archewell Productions, in association with the powerful platform of Netflix and these amazing producers, is bringing you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history.”

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millionaire contracts

The show, which was still in development, was part of a multi-year, $100 million deal the Sussex had signed with Netflix in September 2020, shortly after setting aside their obligations. as members of the British royal family.

Despite canceling this project, Netflix is ​​still working with Prince Harry and his wife on the documentary series. “Heart of Invictus”which follows the recent Invictus Games, games for war veterans founded by the Duke of Sussex in 2014.

The Duke of Sussex is executive producing the show, which will be directed by Oscar winner Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara.

But the royal couple since they arrived in California not only associated themselves with Netflix, since they also have a documentary series in AppleTV+ beside Oprah Winfrey about mental health. They also have a millionaire agreement with Spotify.

Within the popular audio platform, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex closed a $30 million deal to develop a multi-episode podcast, but so far they have only uploaded a 30-minute audio.

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