Netflix has put a pin on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s planned anime series, Parl, proving that no name is too big for an ax.
Over the weekend, Netflix confirmed that Parl, one of Harry and Megan’s two confirmed works, is not currently underway as part of a contract signed in 2020.
The couple’s deal with Netflix was agreed in the summer of 2020, and the new production company Archewell will provide Netflix with a series of script series, documentaries, documentaries, features and children’s shows as part of the package. I promised.
Official figures weren’t disclosed, but reports show that the couple’s potential income from the deal is over $ 100 million.
So far, only two projects have been announced. HeartofInvictus is a documentary focused on a set of competitors who participated in Invictus Games in 2022. Invictus Games is an international sporting event for injured, injured and sick military personnel and women, founded by Prince Harry in 2014. The series is still scheduled to air in late 2022, but another confirmed project, Parl, has now dusted.
This move has continued to rebound from the announcement that Netflix has lost 200,000 subscribers since the beginning of 2022. This decline was accompanied by news that $ 50 billion was below the company’s value and Netflix revalued much of it. Development projects, including Streamer’s animation project, were particularly hard hit. So that Megan and Harry can testify …
What about Pearl?
According to the Archewell websiteDetails still remain, but Pearl promised to follow “the heroic adventure of a 12-year-old girl inspired by an influential woman from history.”
Markle was the executive producer of the project along with David Furnish, but Amanda Rynda, who included DC Super Hero Girls in his credits, was booked as a showrunner.
Is the deal between the prince and the princess a problem now?
no, According to the deadlineThe source shows that Netflix is still convinced that the partnership between the Duchess and Duchess of Sussex will be fruitful.
Pearl is still under development and production has not yet begun. The audio cast has not yet been announced. Netflix seems to have fallen as the cost of the series, which sold over $ 100 million, has risen.
Analysis: Netflix issues continue
Pearl wasn’t the only animated series that Netflix dropped over the weekend. We’ve also dropped Dino Daycare and South Asian-style adventure Boonsand Curses.
On its own, Netflix’s decision not to move forward in the three anime series isn’t a big blow, but as part of the team-up between Megan Markle and Prince Harry announced at such a fanfare in 2020, the move is It’s embarrassing to attract headlines around the world, all of which refer to Netflix’s current struggle.
The streaming giant desperately needs some good news. You also need to stop the drip, drip, drip strategy to cancel another show every day. Otherwise, stock prices that have already been hit by the decline in subscribers will only move in one direction.