Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, commonly known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have long been two of the most notable and visible members of the British royal family, even before they caused controversy in early 2020 when they announced their plans to leave royal life behind. Book deals, an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and countless unofficial biographies from “close insiders” followed their big announcement, and all media attention is sure to reach new heights with the release of upcoming Netflix documentaries that delve into the relationship of the couple.
Harry & Megan, the aptly titled documentary series, has been filmed in full collaboration with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who will be at the heart of their story, told through interviews with the royal couple, their friends, family and various journalists. If this is your first time hearing about the highly anticipated streaming event, stay tuned as we’re about to break it all down.
Harry & Meghan will share the full story (so far) of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship
In a post announcing the Harry & Megan Documentary series and revealing first look images, Netflix Tudum (opens in new tab) provided some key details about the upcoming streaming event. One of the biggest pieces of information revealed was that the series will “span the span of their relationship” from their early beginnings to the Duke and Duchess’ decision to leave royal life behind and not even two years after their wedding in California to begin anew, will explore May 2018 televised wedding.
How the documentary series will tackle the way the Sussexes have navigated the challenges and controversies during their relationship – both inside and outside the royal family – remains to be seen, but if past interviews are any indication, it will be direct and unabashed take place .
The docuseries is divided into six episodes
As Netflix announced Harry & Megan In November 2022, the streaming platform also announced that the upcoming documentary series will consist of six episodes. The running times and themes contained in each of these six episodes have not yet been announced, but it wouldn’t be ruled out that each chapter focuses on a different phase in the couple’s relationship. We’ll just have to wait and see when the documentary series makes its streaming debut in the near future.
The documentaries will feature interviews with the couple’s friends and family
Not only will Prince Harry and Meaghan Markle remain on-screen throughout the duration of the six-part documentary series, Netflix has also announced that the former royal couple’s friends and family will be featured in interviews. The announcement came close to revealing who exactly was being interviewed Harry & Meganbut it’s doubtful viewers will see Harry’s brother, William, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, barring archival footage or old photos.
While it doesn’t look like William, his wife Kate, or even Harry’s father, King Charles III, will sit down for an interview at any point in the upcoming streaming event, it wouldn’t be so far-fetched to think that we’ I’ll be seeing some of the Duke and Duchess’ celebrity friends and neighbors like Jennifer Aniston or Tyler Perry, the latter of whom hosted the couple after they moved to the United States.
The Harry & Meghan trailer offers a brief but emotional glimpse into the history of the former royal couple
In December 2022, Netflix gave the world its first look at Harry & Megan in the form of the quick teaser trailer. At just over a minute long, the video makes the most of its short length with new footage of the former royal couple as well as a range of photographs from their respective formative years, early days of their relationship, wedding, and royal life.
No surprise, but the Harry & Megan The teaser trailer is incredibly emotional (even before the brief shot of the couple wiping tears from their eyes) and seems to set the tone for the raw and unabashed documentary series to be released in the months (or weeks) to come.
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus is directing
Faced with the monumental task of telling the story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the world at large is Liz Garbus, who has a track record in the world of documentaries that makes her more than qualified to handle what certainly will be one of the most watched titles on Netflix in the near future.
If Garbus’ name doesn’t sound familiar, some of their previous releases will surely ring a bell. Throughout her career, Garbus received several Oscar nominations for documentaries such as The Farm: Angola, USA, street fight, kill in the nameand What happened Miss Simone? Her other credits include Bobby Fisher vs. the World, Dear Marilynand I will be gone in the darkwhich remains not only one of the best documentaries on HBO Max, but also one of the most compelling true crime shows in recent memory.
The premiere of Harry & Meghan has reportedly been delayed amid controversy surrounding The Crown season five
When exactly, Netflix has not yet revealed Harry & Megan will be released but according to Deadline it was pushed back to 2023 in October 2022 after a last minute delay. At the time, the outlet reported that the delay allegedly had to do with backlash surrounding the then-upcoming release of The crown Season 5, which eventually landed on the service the following month.
Many of the controversies surrounding The crown revolved around an opening scene in which Prince Charles (Dominic West) pleads with his mother (Imelda Staunton) to abdicate the throne while speaking to Prime Minister John Major (Jonny Lee Miller), a conversation that, according to Major was invented for the show. After a series of similar articles, Deadline said Netflix made the decision to delay the release for the time being.
Prince Harry’s much-anticipated memoir, Spare, is set for release on January 10, 2023
The highly anticipated memoir of Prince Harry spare part, is slated to hit bookstores and online retailers on January 10, 2023, which could mean the Netflix documentary series arrives either before or after its release. In October 2022, Variety reported that the book, which will be published by Penguin Random House, was originally scheduled to hit shelves in 2022 as well, but Prince Harry pressed a pause after his grandmother’s death to make last-minute changes “out of sensitivity to his.” to do family.”
Harry & Megan will be available sometime in the near future, allowing those with a Netflix subscription to see even more in the year to come. In the meantime, don’t forget to keep an eye on the 2023 TV schedule to see what else is coming out.