The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning their first big career move since their relocation to the United States with a multi-million Netflix deal. As the Sussexes plan to become financially independent from the Crown and establish themselves in the entertainment industry — they’re likely to pursue projects which are both meaningful to them as a couple and embark on new business ventures to promote their charities and passion projects while achieving financial freedom.
According to the New York Times, Meghan and Harry’s production company will create feature films, documentaries, scripted shows as well as children’s programming. Aiming to create content that “informs but also gives hope” — the Sussexes intend to share “impactful content that unlocks action.”
While Meghan has worked in the theater and entertainment industry for many years, Prince Harry is new to the world of film and television and may be drawn to storytelling docuseries projects that focus on topics like eco-travel, conservation, mental health, sports or the military. Meghan is likely to find her niche with subjects related to gender equality, political topics or civil rights.
Both Harry and Meghan intend on developing family programs and reportedly already have an animated series about women’s empowerment in production. The Duchess of Sussex has already embraced a ‘behind the scenes’ role as narrator for an Elephant documentary for Disney. Though Meghan gave interviews about the nature film and her voiceover work, she doesn’t intend to star or act in the content she and Harry create for the streaming network.
Based on Meghan’s interests and work in the UK–it’s possible she and Harry may venture into lifestyle content as well and could create stories around cooking, travel, yoga and fashion. The duchess may want to venture into wellness topics focused on organic food, mindfulness and spirituality. She may also wish to dedicate some of the production work to feature up-and-coming clothing designers and sustainable fashion companies.
In the future, it’s possible the duchess may have her own fashion or beauty line as well as author a number of books including a possible cookbook or guide on motherhood or entertaining. The Los Angeles native may also delve deeper into politics or business; she may write a book on women’s issues or even develop a digital space or online community focused on social change and female advancement.