Not only are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle betraying the royal family, but they are also betraying Netflix.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have allegedly been warned that if they are dissatisfied with the content they release, the streaming giant will be free to terminate their contract anytime.
The duo and their Archewell team, who allegedly signed a $100 million deal, were told there are “no guarantees” that the content they create will ever be considered for inclusion on the site.
According to a Page Six source, this could cost Prince Harry and Meghan Markle millions of dollars because they have yet to publish a program or any material on Netflix and allegedly want the content they created for their documentary series.
Despite having a release date set for later this year, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana’s parents appear to want to evaluate the tone of several utterances and possibly postpone publication until next year.
On the other hand, Netflix executives have “final edit” decisions in which they may cancel their clients’ proposals or even business arrangements.
Even if the billion-dollar broadcaster does not approve any of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s programs, they will still be paid an industry-standard kill fee.
Netflix had already withdrawn from the former “Suits” star’s “Pearl” project after determining that it was not the type of content they wanted to show on their platform.
The royal renegades are currently in a “tricky spot,” according to a Netflix consultant who spoke to The Sun, because Netflix has the authority.
They may be concerned about the content of what they say about their royal family on camera, but the streaming behemoth still has the final say on what is released and shown.
According to the source:
“No talent is better than Netflix. So, while The Sussexes may have reservations or pushback on what they wish to portray on television, Netflix may continue.”
They said that if Netflix’s executives are upset or fed up with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they have the right to leave the platform.
It is also stated that in Hollywood, development partnerships like these usually end “all the time” or that when all parties agree to a project contract, they all have shared goals.
The insider explained:
“Netflix secured a deal with the promise of exclusive access into The Sussexes’ life and worldview, which they believed would be a ratings triumph. If they are unsure that the material will get the desired ratings, it becomes an issue.”