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Meghan And Harry Too ‘Out Of Touch’ To Be Successful At Netflix, Sources Say

Insiders are saying that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are "too naive" and "out of touch" to be successful at Netflix.

Last week, we reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got some bad news when Netflix canceled their upcoming cartoon series “Pearl” before production could even begin.

Now, sources are saying that Meghan and Harry went into their deal with Netflix “naive” and “out of touch” with how things worked with the streaming giant.

Meghan And Harry Were ‘Naive’ And ‘Out Of Touch’

A source told The Sun that Meghan and Harry may not have understood “how the process of landing a show worked.”

“Executives feel that in some aspects Harry and Meghan appeared to be naive about how their deal would work,” this insider said. “Certainly there was a belief that they thought that Pearl would simply be presented and released. The word was that they were saddened the show was not picked up.”

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The source went on to say that “people forget’ that projects “face vetting” and Netflix would have “the right” to “oversee editorial direction” in their work. The insider then said that as a streaming giant, Netflix will have “the best interests of the brand” in mind.

“Just because they are royalty, they are not treated any different to others in the arena of program commissioning,” the source said. 

This insider concluded by saying that while their royal status may have made it easier for Meghan and Harry to “get in the door” at Netflix, the streaming giant will still hold their projects to the same standard to ensure that they are “good value.”

Meghan And Harry Won’t Give Up On ‘Pearl’

Daily Mail reported that another source said that Meghan and Harry will not be giving up on “Pearl,” and will instead be pitching it to Netflix’s rivals Apple and Amazon.

“Meghan and Harry will not give up on taking Pearl to the screen,” this insider said. “They are determined to not let all the work and creative endeavors put into the idea simply fall away.”

“Netflix has a standard deal with them, typical in Hollywood, allowing them to pitch projects rejected by them to other outlets,” this source continued. “This is common practice within TV circles in Hollywood.”

The royal couple already has good relationships with platforms that rival Netflix, with Harry appearing in a mental health documentary for Apple, and Meghan appearing in a wildlife documentary for Disney, which now has its own streaming service. 

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‘Pearl’s’ Lead Was To Be Based On Meghan

“Pearl” was set to be the first animated series made by Archewell, which is the production company that Meghan and Harry founded back in 2020. It was to revolve around a young girl inspired by Meghan, and how she deals with various social injustices. 

“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said of the series when it was announced. “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.”

It looks like making it in Hollywood may be harder for Meghan and Harry than they initially believed it would be. Perhaps they should have thought about that before they ditched the royal family so swiftly. 

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