Harry and Meghan Netflix Show Pearl has been canceled.
The animated series was created by the Duchess of Sussex through Archewell Productions, a company set up by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2020 to create scripted series, documentaries, docuseries, feature films, and kid shows.
The ex-members of the British royal family made this move to become self-sufficient after officially stepping back from the monarchy in January 2020.
What was Harry and Meghan Show all About?
The canceled Harry and Meghan show was the first animated project under Archewell Productions, a vehicle for the couple’s self-sufficiency after separation from the royal family.
According to reports, the series was about a young 12-year-old girl, on a journey of self-discovery while facing challenges in daily life. Meghan Markle said that it was inspired by influential women throughout history and celebrated their achievements.
Meghan was co-producing Pearl with David Furnish, the husband of legendary singer Elton John.
Netflix Losing Subscribers
The news about Harry and Meghan show getting canceled came just days after a report revealed that Netflix was losing subscribers on daily basis. In the first 3 months of 2022, the streaming giant which was the most dominant among all OTT TV platforms lost 200,000 viewers. It struggled with multiple factors while facing the growing competition in the streaming industry.
Pearl was not the only project to be dropped amidst the string of cutbacks from the streaming giant, following its dwindling market value. Reportedly, Netflix has also canceled 2 more animated series; Dino Daycare and Boons and Curses.
The streaming service has also been asking the producers to take their projects to another platform because it is getting difficult to handle so much content on Netflix.
What about Harry and Meghan’s other Projects?
According to reports, Archewell Productions did not yet respond to its series getting canceled despite the multi-year deal with Netflix. It is unclear if Pearl’s production would continue or if the company would try to take it somewhere else. It is widely believed that other Netflix projects of Harry and Megan will remain unaffected. One of these projects is a documentary series named ‘Heart of Invictus’. It is about Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014 for disabled servicemen and women to compete in Olympic-style sports events.