Meghan Markle Confirms Our Suspicions About Her Netflix Show

Since leaving their positions as senior royals and leaving the UK for California, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have committed themselves to a variety of lucrative professional projects through their Archewell Foundation, per Yahoo! News. There's the podcast deal with Spotify. There's the film and television deal with Netflix. There's the Apple+ series "The Me You Can't See," which Harry joined with Oprah Winfrey to co-create. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they've even joined the world of finance when they partnered with Ethics, an investment firm focused on sustainability. And, as if he wasn't busy enough, Harry was hired as the Chief Impact Officer at the mental health startup company BetterUp.

However, not all of the projects the couple announced have borne fruit. After the couple signed a $30 million deal with Spotify and produced only a single podcast, Spotify assigned producers to help push things along. Finally, in March 2022, listeners got a one minute preview of Meghan's upcoming podcast, Archetypes, which will focus on challenging stereotypes about gender. Now, their media partnerships have hit another bump in the road. Unfortunately for Meghan, a project she has a special connection to has just been axed.

Meghan Markle's Netflix project has been cancelled

Last week, fans learned about the sad news for Meghan Markle. Deadline reports that Netflix cancelled "Pearl," an animated show created by Meghan. The show would have followed a young girl learning about inspirational women in history. Meghan was executive producing "Pearl" with David Furness, Elton John's husband and Harry and Meghan's good friend. The news probably hit close to home for Meghan, considering that the series was inspired by her own childhood — Pearl, the name of the titular character, is also the Welch meaning behind her first name.

While Meghan has yet to make a statement about the cancellation, The Daily Mail notes that her team quietly removed any sign of "Pearl" from the Archewell website a week after Netflix's announcement. Considering how much time has passed since the news broke, this might be the only acknowledgement the couple plans to give. However, it seems clear that their partnership with Netflix hasn't been cancelled, since the Archewell website still has information about "Heart of Invictus," the docu-series about Prince Harry's passion project, The Invictus Games.

The news comes on the heels of Netflix gutting their animation departments after a massive loss subscribers in their first quarter, per IGN. Several highly anticipated projects, including an adaptation of the acclaimed comic "Bone" and an adaptation of Roald Dahl's book "The Twits," have been cancelled, even though they were deep into production. Considering that "Pearl" was still in the development phase, it's not too surprising that it was called off as well.