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Netflix reveals fate of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle deal after Spotify dumps couple – TheFantasyTimes

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By Jitin Gambhir

Netflix reveals fate of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle deal after Spotify dumps couple

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s partnership with Spotify has come to an end, but their collaboration with Netflix is still going strong. According to a spokesperson for Netflix, Archewell Productions, the couple’s content creation company, is currently working on several projects with the streaming service. They said, “We value our partnership with Archewell Productions. ‘Harry & Meghan’ was Netflix’s biggest documentary debut ever, and we’ll continue to work together on a number of projects, including the upcoming documentary series ‘Heart of Invictus,’ which follows a group of athletes that competed in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, a competition for wounded service personnel. While ‘Harry & Meghan’ gave insight into the pair’s rocky relationship with the rest of the royal family, ‘Heart of Invictus’ celebrates the resilience and determination of these athletes. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a five-year deal with Netflix in 2020, believed to be worth around $100 million, after taking a step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family. On the other hand, their $20 million deal with Spotify was terminated earlier this month due to failure to deliver expected numbers. Although Markle’s podcast, “Archetypes,” won’t be getting a second season, the insider noted that things could change if she gets a better offer from another company. Despite this setback, the couple still has a strong partnership with Netflix and is working on several upcoming projects with them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s deal with Spotify may be coming to an end but their partnership with Netflix is far from over.

A spokesperson for Netflix told People on Tuesday that the pair’s content creation company, Archewell Productions, is currently working on several projects with the streaming service.

“We value our partnership with Archewell Productions,” they told the outlet. “‘Harry & Meghan’ was Netflix’s biggest documentary debut ever, and we’ll continue to work together on a number of projects, including the upcoming documentary series ‘Heart of Invictus.’”

While “Harry & Meghan” gave insight into the pair’s rocky relationship with the rest of the royal family, “Heart of Invictus” follows a group of athletes that competed in Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, a competition for wounded service personnel.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in "Harry & Meghan."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship with Netflix is as strong as ever amid their fallout from Spotify.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a five-year deal with Netflix in 2020 – believed to be worth around $100 million, per Forbes – after taking a step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

Around the same time, they signed a $20 million deal with Spotify, which was terminated earlier this month.

A source told the Post that Spotify and Archewell “mutually agreed to part ways” after the couple could not deliver on expected numbers.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry talking.
The couple signed a reported $100 million deal with the streaming service in 2020.
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While this meant Markle’s podcast, “Archetypes,” wouldn’t be getting a second season, the insider noted that things may change if she gets a better offer from another company.


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Since the deal didn’t pan out, the couple will not be paid anything close to the amount they expected to make.

Following news of their parting, sources told TheFantasyTimes that the pair “come off as being lazy and difficult,” a sentiment allegedly shared by other Spotify employees.

Prince Harry.
The pair parted ways with Spotify after failing to deliver on expected numbers.
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“’The f–king grifters.’ That’s the podcast we shoulda launched with them,” Bill Simmons, the sportscaster who is also head of Spotify’s international sports content, said on his own podcast.

“I wish I had been involved in the ‘Meghan and Harry leave Spotify’ negotiation. That’s a podcast we should’ve launched with them.”

Not only did the couple potentially lose millions from the failed deal, but they also seemingly lost respect from other Hollywood hotshots.

Meghan Markle.
Sources told TheFantasyTimes that the pair came off as being “lazy and difficult” while working with Spotify.
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Jeremy Zimmer, CEO of United Talent Agency, slammed the duchess as untalented at Cannes Lions last week.

“Turns out Meghan Markle was not a great audio talent, or necessarily any kind of talent,” Zimmer told Semafor. “And, you know, just because you’re famous doesn’t make you great at something.”

Despite the shade, sources told TheFantasyTimes that Zimmer was “in serious pursuit” of Markle before she signed with rival agency WME.

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