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Why Harry and Meghan’s $100m deal is a win for Netflix

18 December, 2022

Controversy doesn’t worry the global streaming service – the main thing is that we are all talking about their programme.

All sorts of questions are thrown up by the Harry & Meghan documentary – was anyone banned from anything? Which lies were told? Who leaked what and to whom? Will Archie find his way through the cornfield maze? And is this documentary worth the money for Netflix?

Although the exact price for this programme remains a secret, the couple signed a deal worth around $100 million with Netflix in 2020, ostensibly for “inspirational family programming”. Rumours suggest the deal is coming to an end – Meghan’s animated children’s series Pearl was quietly dropped earlier this year – but given the documentary is the perfect guide to toxic families (while making everyone feel very glad they’re not royal) it does fulfill the inspirational brief.

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