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Netflix cancels development of Meghan Markle animated series after losing subscribers

Meghan Markle is suffering the consequences of losing Netflix subscribers for the first time in ten years. The animated series that the Duchess of Sussex envisioned, tentatively titled “Pearl,” will no longer be produced by the streaming platform. transmissionadvance to the deadline who described the decision as “undesirable Royal flush“.

The children’s series was no stranger to the cutbacks that the once-dominant Netflix had to make, as a result of the loss of subscribers and the drop in share value.

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“Even before recent events, Netflix was advising producers to send some of their projects in development to other platforms. Clearly, the excessively high costs of Netflix content are being reassessed. While Netflix felt pressure to create [cinematografia] original to reinforce your catalog (…) there are reasons [que explicam] the reason why so much content has never been produced before. It is unreasonable to expect bosses to control so many projects and many of them to be memorable.”, according to the report, quoted by Deadline.

Announced in July last year, the children’s series would follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girlwho “learns to assume his own power when he embarks on this heroic and along the way, she meets several important women in history”, in the words of Megan Casey, responsible for the animation productions of the transmission. Markle would executive produce alongside David Furnish (“Rocketman” and “Sherlock Gnomes”), Carolyn Soper (“Tangled”), Liz Garbus (“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”) and Dan Cogan (“Icarus”). ) .

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Assuming she was “thrilled” at the time the news became public, the Duchess of Sussex wrote in a statement, quoted by the Hollywood Reporter: “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to deal with a series of everyday challenges.”.

It would be the first animated series with the Archewell Productionsthe creative commitment of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex months after making the meg output. It was last September that they founded the company and signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.

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So far, there are no indications that the production of the documentary series “Heart of Invictus”the first production revealed and that focuses on the “Invictus Games”, the sporting event created by the prince in 2014, in which former members of the armed forces with physical limitations, survivors of serious injuries or illnesses that occurred in the last month, participated. compete, in The Hague (Netherlands) – is affected.

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A Netflix representative told Insider that the platform wants to collaborate with the Archewell Productions in other future projects. For now, the company of the dukes He did not comment on the situation, leaving the future of the animated series “Pearl” open.

the platform of transmission He also decided to stop working on two other animated series, “Dino Daycare” and “Boons and Curses,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: Observadora

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