Prince Harry has a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix, but does he have any say in what the streaming service releases?
“The Crown,” a contentious television series that dramatizes his entire family.
According to The Sun, despite their business relationship, the Duke of Sussex has no idea how he will be featured in the program when it airs next month.
Netflix executives have refused to allow Meghan Markle’s husband to comment on the editorial storyline of “The Crown’s” fifth and sixth seasons.
The final product was created in collaboration with Leftbank Pictures and showrunner Peter Morgan.
According to a TV expert, Netflix CEO Ted Sanders remains “autonomous and not part of [the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s] remit.”
A Netflix team member based in Los Angeles says Prince Harry has not read the show’s scripts or been given sample screeners.
It has been stated that if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were given a sneak peek at the episodes, no changes would be made to the fictitious drama about his parents’ lives in the 1980s and 1990s.
According to reports and new photos, the former couple’s marriage was in disarray, as were Princess Diana’s relationships, then-Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and Prince William and Prince Harry’s problems.
According to an insider, many people believe the Duke of Sussex’s contract with Netflix gives him control over the company’s production, but this is not the case.
“He has some control over the stuff he creates for them, but the firm stays autonomous.”
Furthermore, no one knows if he expected to have any say when he arrived at the table, but it was made clear from the start that “The Crown” is not in his purview.
The screeners for “The Crown” have only been seen by the drama executive team and department heads, but the preview will be distributed to selected Netflix team members and associates in the coming days.
One of the significant events depicted in the show is Princess Diana’s Panorama Interview with Martin Bashir in 1995, which is thought to be a “particularly emotional” issue for her sons.
The two boys were outraged by how the BBC reporter gained her trust and how her interview triggered a bomb in their world, resulting in a full-fledged battle between then-Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
“Any repeat of those times would be very upsetting for him to witness.”