Speculation abounded in Hollywood last night that Netflix was preparing to follow Spotify in severing ties with the Sussexes.
A source at the streaming giant, who reportedly signed the couple to a $150 million deal in 2020, said, “The relationship hasn’t always been great.
“There’s nothing wrong with Prince Harry, but I think Meghan knows how to run Hollywood.”
Senior executives were reportedly unhappy with the couple’s choice to conduct a shocking first interview with Oprah Winfrey on the CBS network.
“You raised your wings,” said the source. “Some frustrated executives felt Netflix should have been given the first bite.”
The couple last year produced the six-part series Harry & Meghan for Netflix, which became the second most-watched documentary of all time.
They will then narrate the Live To Lead series about inspirational leaders, and Harry’s documentary about the Invictus Games will air in August.
But Meghan’s animated children’s series “Pearl,” about a girl inspired by historical women, has been canceled.
The former Suits star said Netflix asked her to appear in high-profile shows about diversity, such as the recent series Queen Cleopatra, which starred black actress Adele James as the ruler of Egypt. It is said that he was dissatisfied with the fact that he did not.
A source said, “All major contracts are under continuous review. Netflix is pleased with the performance of the documentary series.
“Such contracts are multi-part transactions, and typically either side can exit once certain contractual milestones are achieved.”