The Meghan and Harry Netflix docuseries will premiere in December—here's the royal scoop

'We use [love] as the baseline of the kind of shows and documentaries we want out there,' Markle tells 'Variety'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Royal Ascot in 2018
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The Meghan and Harry Netflix docuseries is dropping sooner than you think. 

While you were busy bingeing The Crown season 5 and reveling in Elizabeth Debicki's portrayal of Princess Diana, the non-fiction counterpart to the royal drama series was dotting i's and crossing t's. 

Netflix has kept quite a few details under wraps thus far—including the name of the project and its premiere date—but everyone's curious what they can expect from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Allow us to provide the royal scoop. 

Meghan and Harry Netflix—everything we know so far

In September 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a multi-year deal with the streaming platform to produce documentaries, features, children's programs and other projects under their brand, Archwell Productions. First up on the slate of to-do's is their own story, as cameras have been following them for nearly a year.

Although little is known about the doc's content and what direction the duo will go in, Markle tells Variety (opens in new tab) that all Archwell undertakings have one major similarity: their inspiration.

"Love is really expansive: partner love, self-love, the love of community and family. We use that as the baseline of the kind of shows and documentaries we want out there," she says. 

Drama in the Details

Unsurprisingly, there were a few glitches along the way in getting the project up and running. 

Following Queen Elizabeth II's death this year, reports indicated that Megan and Harry were attempting to push back the premiere by a year, especially given its close proximity to the premiere of The Crown. (Speaking of which, here's what you need to know about The Crown season 6.)

Other sources allege that the pair wanted to edit out remarks pertaining to King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Director Drama

Initially, Harry and Meghan were working with director Garrett Bradley, but did not mesh with some of her ideas, such as filming at home and not granting them access to the editing process. 

After Bradley left the project, Liz Garbus assumed the role, and even still, it wasn't quite what they had envisioned—but that's just fine, according to Markle. 

"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," she admits to Variety. "We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens."

That’s a great question. No one has ever asked me that. I can only speak for myself, but I think feeling understood and seen are really important. That has been a common denominator that has come up in “Archetypes” and the work I do with communities of women. People just want to be seen. That is also where representation comes into play.

When will the Meghan and Harry Netflix doc premiere?

Although a specific date has yet to be mentioned, fans can expect to see it on Netflix in December. Once more information—including a teaser—is released, you'll be the first to know.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

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