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Netflix’s Sarandos: “who wouldn’t be interested” in deal with Harry and Meghan?

Netflix is interested in doing a deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said. 

Speaking at an event in Los Angeles, Sarandos said: “Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure.”

There has been much speculation as to what is next for the couple who are in the process of withdrawing from their royal duties.

Markle, an actor by trade who is most famous for her role of Rachel Zane on the USA Network’s legal drama Suits, has already agreed to do voiceover work for Disney in exchange for a charitable donation. Meanwhile the Prince has been working with Oprah Winfrey for an Apple TV+ documentary about mental health.

It would not be the first time that Netflix has signed up significant political figures on content deals. Lawyer and multi-million selling writer Michelle Obama and her husband Barack, the former president of the US, created Higher Ground Productions and signed a deal in 2018 to produce films and documentaries for Netflix. The first title from the studio, American Factory, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards.

Any sort of deal with Harry and Meghan may emulate that of the Obamas, though it remains unclear whether the latter holds any intention of returning to acting.

A candid video emerged last week showing Harry endorsing his wife’s voice acting skills to Disney boss Bob Iger, though the exchange seemed to be more lighthearted than a serious professional pitch.