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Meghan Markle Netflix Show Was Dropped - Kids Wouldn't Care About It

Meghan Markle Netflix show was dropped, "Pearl," which was made by the Duchess of Sussex, was canceled because it was thought that kids wouldn't care about it.

Kenzo Norman
Jun 29, 20235132 Shares190090 Views
Meghan Markle Netflix show was dropped, "Pearl," which was made by the Duchess of Sussex, was canceled because it was thought that kids wouldn't care about it.
Meghan Markle said in July 2021 that she would be the executive producer of a show about a 12-year-old girl whose adventures are based on those of important women in history. But because of cuts to the streaming site in May 2022, the project was canceled.
Netflix has quietly dropped Pearl, the working title of an animated series created by Meghan Markle through Archewell Productions. The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry set up Archewell Productions at Netflix in the fall of 2020 to make scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, features, and children's programming. Pearl was going to be the first cartoon show that Archewell made.

Meghan Markle's Netflix Show Was Dropped

Meghan Markle's Netflix show cancelled while still in development

After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down from their top royal jobs and moved to California, they signed lucrative deals with both Netflix and Spotify. Deals that make a lot of money, especially with the big streaming company Netflix, which paid out more than $100 million. Since they signed those contracts, the couple put out a documentary series called "Harry & Meghan" for Netflix.
It was the "biggest documentary debut ever,"according to a press release. But Meghan Markle's cartoon kids' show Pearl, which was about a 12-year-old girl who was inspired by women in history, was canceled before it even started. In an interview, a Netflix official said that it was canceled because kids wouldn't watch it.
Back in 2022, Netflix pulled the plug on Pearl while it was still being made. The Duchess of Sussex co-created the series with Elton John's husband, David Furnish. It was supposed to follow a 12-year-old girl "on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life's daily challenges,"The show was canceled along with several other animation shows that were being made at Netflix at the same time. There was no reason given other than a wave of budget cuts.
But now, according to a news source, Netflix executives have decided that “few children would care if the show they were watching had been produced by a duchess,”which seems fair since kids don't seem to care much about royalty unless we're talking about Disney royalty.
Pearl, which Markle and David Furnish executive produced, was announced with a lot of excitement last summer. It was described as a family show that follows the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who gets ideas from a number of important women in history. Markle said at the time:
Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges. I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history. David Furnish and I have been eager to bring this special series to light, and I am delighted we are able to announce it today.- Meghan Markle
Even though the couple's deal with Spotify ended after just one season of Meghan's show Archetypes, it doesn't look like that's what's going to happen with Netflix. A spokesperson for the streaming giant denied rumors that it was going to cut ties with the couple's charity, Archewell.
We value our relationship with Archewell Productions. Harry & Meghan was Netflix's biggest documentary debut ever, and we'll keep working together on projects like the new documentary series Heart of Invictus.- Spotify
After Meghan and Harry leave the royal family in 2020, they made deals with Netflix and Spotify. The couple's first project for Netflix was a docuseries called "Harry & Meghan," which came out in December of last year.

Conclusion

The cartoon Netflix show "Pearl," which was made by the Duchess of Sussex, was canceled because it was thought that kids wouldn't care about it. Meghan Markle said in July 2021 that she would be the executive producer of a show about a 12-year-old girl whose adventures are based on those of important women in history. But because of cuts to the streaming site in May 2022, the project was canceled. While Meghan was still working as a royal, the show was made with the help of director David Furnish.
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