A new report suggests that the streaming giant pushes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to make more content for them that is worth their $100 million contract.
AceShowbiz –Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s deal with Netflix may end sooner than expected if they don’t deliver more content. A new report suggests that the streaming giant pushes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to make more content that is worth their $100 million contract.
“There’s no question of a headline-grabbing, public parting of the way,” a source told The Sun about the couple’s arrangement with Netflix. “Netflix was pleased to sign Harry and Meghan and is looking for some great ideas going forward.”
The insider continued, “But the remainder of the deal relies on them producing those good ideas. The deal’s continually under review, which is normal for ones of this magnitude.”
It was recently reported that The Sussexes’ potential next project is a “Great Expectations“-inspired show. Called “Bad Manners”, the show will be based on Charles Dickens’ character Miss Havisham. “The prequel will recast the lonely spinster as a strong woman who is living in a patriarchal society,” the outlet shared.
Harry is also working on documentary “Heart of Invictus”. The new series “follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe – all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses – on their road to competing at the Invictus Games.”
The ultimatum arrives after Spotify ended their $20 million deal with the couple due to lack of contect. After signing the deal, Meghan only delivered 13 hours of programming in two and half years. Bill Simmons, the sportscaster who is also head of Spotify’s international sports content, slammed the couple by calling them “the f**king grifters.” He said, ” ‘The f**king grifters’. That’s the podcast we shoulda launched with them.”
Meanwhile, a source labeled the Sussexes “lazy” compared to the Obamas, who also had a Spotify contract. “Although ‘Archetypes’ did well and got a couple of awards, when you go into a deal like this, to have just one series over that course of time is not great,” the source said. “To put that into context, the Obamas and their production company, Higher Ground, delivered multiple new series.”
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