Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are hoping to put the nasty departure from the royal family behind them, moving forward with their creative business career in the United States.
The couple hired Ben Browning, according to the Hollywood Reporter, to lead their production company, Archewell, as they develop and produce content for Netflix.
Browning produced HBO’s “I Know This Much is True” as well as the Golden Globe-nominated film “Promising Young Woman.” His current job – at least it was before this job offer came along – is FilmNation president of film and television production.
“Promising Young Woman” is expected to pick up several Oscar nominations.
Markle, 39, and Harry, 36, signed their multi-year Netflix deal in September and plan to bring film and TV content to the platform.
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple told the New York Times. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
As part of their famous/infamous CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired this past Sunday, Harry said the couple were not initially planning to do the Netflix deal.
He said finances forced the move because the two had been financially cut off from his family.
“This was never the intention,” Harry said in the interview with Oprah. “We’re certainly not complaining, our life is great now, we’ve got a beautiful house, I’ve got a beautiful family. The dogs are really happy.
“At the time during COVID, the suggestion by a friend was ‘What about streamers?’ and we hadn’t thought about it. There were all sorts of different options and from my perspective, I just needed enough money to pay for security to keep my family safe.”
Great to see they’ve landed on their feet.