Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix docuseries is already causing some major drama

Things we know: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a docuseries coming out in a few weeks. Things we don’t know: What he’ll talk about, how tough they’ll be on the royal family, and if they’ll open up about their personal life in Montecito.

However! Thanks to a veritable cornucopia of sources and insiders who can’t stop talking to outlets like People, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Page sixAnd Deadline (just to name a few), there’s a lot to talk about. And most of it is extremely dramatic, so let’s dive right in. BIND YOUR ROYAL LOINS. (impatient)

Meghan and Harry’s Netflix docuseries will officially air in December

Good, somewhat officially. Netflix still hasn’t acknowledged that *there* is a series to begin with. The only thing he said in the record was this: “There has never been any documentary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed.”

Despite Netflix acting like everything”Docuseries? What docuseries?” People recently released confirmation that the Sussex show is coming to Netflix in December 2022. And please note that this news follows a QUANTITY of the debate on the date of the premiere, including by Deadline which reported that Netflix execs were so “upset” by the backlash The crown that they had moved the document to 2023. It seems that was not the case!

The story is not how Meghan and Harry ‘would have told it’

When asked about the docuseries in her Variety cover story, Meghan said: “It’s nice to be able to give someone our story, an experienced director whose work I’ve long admired, even if that means it might not be the way we were going to tell it. But that’s not why we tell it. We are entrusting our story to someone else, and that means it will pass through their lens.

The Duchess also spoke about Serie A Cuttingsaying it will be largely a love story: “The piece of my life that I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see, is our love story.”

The Sussexes have had a “fall out” with their original director

Page six reports that Meghan and Harry initially hired Academy Award-nominated director Garrett Bradley to work on their docuseries, but “got into a falling out with her over the vision for the project.”

Apparently, there were disagreements over the “tone” of the show and an insider said: “Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they weren’t comfortable doing it. There were some rough times between them and Garrett left the show.” project. Harry and Meghan’s production company captured as much footage as possible before Liz Garbus was hired.”

Note: This passage apparently explains why Meghan and Harry were seen with two different film crews traveling to NYC in 2021.

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The Sussexes were allegedly at odds with Netflix over content

And not As soon as Netflix. They were also apparently at odds with their own production team about what would appear in the show. For Page sixMeghan and Harry wanted to cut parts of the footage, but Netflix executives couldn’t do it.

“Harry and Meghan are rethinking their story, their project,” a Netflix source said in October. “Harry and Meghan panic at trying to tone down even the simplest language. But it is their story, from their own mouths.

They wanted to alter the show after the Queen’s death

Queen Elizabeth II died in September and the Sussexes understandably had some concern about their docuseries being published so soon after her death. As a result, the pair wanted the docuseries pushed back to 2023, but Netflix is ​​reportedly looking forward to airing after that. The crown.

“There are a lot of conversations going on. I hear Harry and Meghan want the series to run until next year, they want to stop,” a source said Page six in the month of September. “I wonder if the show might even be dead in the water at this point, do Harry and Meghan just want to shelve this thing?”

Definitely interesting, but it is worth noting that another insider (really many sources) has denied all this at the Daily Telegraph, saying: “There seems to be a big misconception as to whether they need or want to flip the project. Changes are always being made, but that’s how it works: people give notes, sometimes things get changed if there’s time before a deadline.

“It’s about where they’re from, what they’ve been through and where they are…” the source added. “I think it will explain a lot about the decisions they had to make and how they ended up here.”

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Harry and Meghan accompanied by a film crew in April 2022.Max Mumby/Indigo – Getty Images

Parts of the docuseries allegedly contradict Harry’s memoirs

Embarrassing! But yes, according to another Page six source, Netflix filmmakers were at one point “confused” that some of the content in the docuseries “contradicted” what’s in Harry’s upcoming memoir, Replacement.

As a ~senior Netflix source~ put it, “A lot of things in the show contradicted what Harry wrote, so that was a problem. Then Harry and Meghan made significant demands [to filmmakers] to retrace the contents that they themselves have provided, for their own project.

The docuseries could have an impact on the titles of Archie and Lilibet

According to a source he spoke to Vanity Fair royal expert Katie Nicholl, decisions about whether Archie and Lilibet get prince/princess titles could come down to “what happens over the next few months, particularly with Harry’s book and their TV show.” Which could explain Meghan and Harry’s eagerness to make changes.

Either way, the show could potentially hit Netflix in just a couple of weeks, and we’ll keep you posted on updates in the meantime.

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