Netflix interested in striking Harry and Meghan deal, streaming chief confirms

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their visit to Canada House, central London, meeting with Canada's High Commissioner to the UK, Janice Charette, as well as staff to thank them for the warm hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were 'stepping back' from royal duties earlier this month. (PA)

A high-ranking Netflix executive has indicated the streaming giant would be interested in working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on a show.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, was asked about a potential partnership while appearing at an event in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure,” he said.

Royal commentators have speculated Harry and Meghan could soon follow in the footsteps of their friends Barack and Michelle Obama – who agreed a production deal with Netflix to make TV and film projects.

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix arrives for the world premiere of his film "The Irishman" in New York City, New York, U.S., September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Ted Sarandos is the Chief Content Officer for Netflix. (Reuters)

It follow’s the couple’s unprecedented statement on Saturday in which they revealed they will “no longer formally represent the Queen”.

The couple will stop carrying out royal duties from the spring, will stop using HRH and will repay the taxpayers’ millions spent on their home.

The move means Harry and Meghan are free to strike lucrative contracts.


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Following the Sussexes’ bombshell announcement that they would be standing back from royal duties, it was reported Meghan had already signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

And last week video emerged of Harry highlighting his wife’s talents to Disney chief executive Robert Iger during the European premiere of The Lion King in July.

He said: “You do know she does voiceovers?”

Iger replied: “I did not know that,” and the duke went on to say: “You seem surprised. She’s really interested.”

Harry and Meghan are likely to be highly sought-after in whichever field they enter.

Former Suits actress Meghan’s combination of royalty and Hollywood glamour means she will not be short of offers should she choose to follow the Obamas or the Clintons in writing a memoir, or about topics she is passionate about such as women’s empowerment.

For Harry, it has been predicted the lecture circuit would give him a chance to share his experience of travelling the world, while his time in the military means he is no stranger to leading others.

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