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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Ink Netflix Deal

Netflix’s royal library is about to get a bit more interesting. According to Variety, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce a wide range of content, from documentaries to feature films to children’s series. The Duke and Duchess already have several projects in development at the streaming giant, including a nature doc and an animated series about inspirational women.

“Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection,” the Duke and Duchess said in a statement provided to Variety. “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens. We are pleased to work with Ted and the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”

Variety reports that Harry and Meghan will highlight diverse voices in all aspects of production. The royal couple will also ensure that their company practices diverse hiring across the board, a source revealed.

“Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer. “We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home — and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle join a long list of stars that have inked similar deals with Netflix over the past few years, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Ryan Murphy, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and Kenya Barris.

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