Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to stall their Netflix docuseries. The couple reportedly wants to deal with the fallout of his memoir first.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Want To Delay Docuseries Until After The Holidays?
Netflix wants to tie Prince Harry and Markle's documentary with The Crown Season 5. The streaming giant intends to drop it early next month. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "do not want to drop it" in December.
They "presumably want to deal with the fallout of the memoir first," Yahoo! Life reported. The outlet added that the Sussexes are at odds with Netflix because they want to delay the docuseries until 2023.
"Harry simply does not want it coming out before Christmas," a source told The Sun. The Sussexes' team has been "frantically asking Netflix to postpone the production."
There are rumors that they want to stall the project to make cuts to their show. They allegedly wanted to remove negative comments about King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
They allegedly reshot some parts, but the production didn't want it to happen. So, it's unclear whether any changes were actually made.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle At Odds With Directors, Netflix Over Docuseries?
Multiple sources told Page Six that there was a falling out between the couple, the directors and Netflix over their docuseries. First, the Sussexes initially hired Oscar-nominated director Garret Bradley, who helmed the critically acclaimed Netflix series Naomi Osaka. However, they couldn't agree on the docuseries' tone.
"Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they were not comfortable doing that," an industry insider said. "There were a few sticky moments between them, and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan's own production company captured as much footage as they could before Liz Garbus was hired."
After switching to a new director, the drama continued. The Netflix bosses and Garbus allegedly clashed with the Sussexes over the content of the series because the royal couple allegedly wanted it to be heavily edited.
What Did Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Say About Their Netflix Docuseries?
Prince Harry and Markle have filmed their docuseries for years. However, they haven't addressed the ongoing drama about its release date. However, they teased fans about what they could expect from it.
"Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," the Sussexes said in a statement. "As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us. Netflix's unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action."
In Markle's interview with Variety last month, the Duchess of Sussex seemingly hinted at the drama behind the production.
"It's nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I've long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it," Markle said. "But that's not why we're telling it. We're trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens."
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