Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign multi-million dollar movie and TV deal

The couple have officially launched their Hollywood careers.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they’ve signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix.

The couple, who quit their roles as senior royals and moved to the US, now aim to produce “impactful” movies and series for the streaming service.

"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," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement.

"As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens."

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The multi-year deal exclusive to Netflix will see the couple first focus on a nature documentary series followed by an animated series focused on inspiring women.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, have long had an interest in producing films, with rumours swirling around them looking to lock in a movie deal since they departed the Monarchy for a new life away from the royal spotlight.

They recently moved into a $14million home in Santa Barbara where they are raising their son Archie and live close by to powerful industry figures indluding Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres.

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While the movie industry is familiar to Meghan, who had a successful role on the TV series Suits in 2018, Prince Harry isn’t quite as familiar with the Hollywood movie scene.

It's not yet clear whether the pair will also take a role in front of the camera.

The move to make ‘meaningful’ films comes as the couple continue to establish their wide-ranging non-profit organisation named, Archewell.

It has been rumoured the pair were in talks with a range of film companies including Disney, Apple and NBCUniversal before signing on with Netflix, where they’ll reach the streaming service's 193 million subscribers.

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"Harry and Meghan have inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix's 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."


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