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Two New Netflix Series Announced by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

New Netflix films starring Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now in development.

Two new nonfiction series are in the “early stages” of production at Netflix, according to a statement made on April 11 by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions.

Meghan is an executive producer and curator of a series that will “celebrate the joys of cooking and gardening, entertaining and friendship.” Michael Steed, who previously worked on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, will direct the project. Leah Hariton, an HBO producer of Selena Gomez’s Selena + Chef cooking show, will serve as showrunner.

The 42-year-old Duchess of Sussex has a well-known passion for cooking; among her first endeavors as a member of the royal family was working with the Hubb Community Kitchen to create a cookbook for fundraising. She even brined turkey for Thanksgiving on her now-defunct Instagram.

Prince Harry, 39, has played professional polo for decades. The other series would “provide viewers unprecedented access to the world of professional polo.” He frequently participates in charitable games, such as a major fundraiser for Sentebale, an organization that Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho co-founded in 2006 to support youth in southern Africa impacted by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and inequality.

“Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level,” said a statement.

The showrunner is Miloš Balać (Welcome to Wrexham), and the executive producers are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will be seen mostly during the US Open Polo Championship in Florida.

It is anticipated that the two shows’ titles and premiere dates will be revealed in the upcoming months.

During the Next on Netflix event in February, Bela Bajaria, the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, revealed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were working on multiple projects.

Bajaria stated, “They have a couple of unscripted things they’re working on with Brandon [Reigg],” Hello! magazine reported. “And they actually have like a bunch of development. They have a movie in development, a [scripted] series that they’re working on. So all very early development, with a movie, a TV show and a couple of unscripted shows. But yeah, the movie’s great.”

Following their 2020 move back to her home state of California and retirement from their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex inked a multiyear contract with Netflix.

The couple’s previous projects for the streamer included the private docuseries Harry & Meghan, which debuted in December 2022 and became Netflix’s biggest documentary debut ever; Live to Lead, a series about activists like Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also debuted in December 2022; and Heart of Invictus, a docuseries about athletes training for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games at The Hague, which was released in August 2023.

On February 14, 2024, in Whistler, British Columbia, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, attend the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025’s One Year To Go Winter Training Camp.

Author Carley Fortune also revealed to The Independent in August that her romantic novel Meet Me at the Lake will be adapted for Netflix by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions.

She released a statement saying, “I’m so thrilled about working with Netflix and Archewell to bring Meet Me at the Lake to the screen.” “Will and Fern’s love story is dear to my heart, and I can’t imagine a more perfect partnership.”

The announcement about their Netflix account also follows Meghan’s debut of American Riviera Orchard, her new lifestyle brand. The Duchess of Sussex returned to social media on March 14th, the day the project’s website and Instagram account went live. She and Prince Harry had ceased posting on their @SussexRoyal Instagram profile in 2020. The Instagram grid included the same logo as the website landing page, which said “American Riviera Orchard Montecito” in gold script beneath a corresponding monogram. Later this spring, the lifestyle brand will formally launch.

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