The Duchess of Sussex’s Meghan Markle’s animated show about a young girl, Pearl has been canceled by Netflix.
Meghan was due to serve as executive producer on the series Pearl alongside David Furnish, filmmaker, and husband of Sir Elton John, according to an announcement published on the Archewell website last summer.
The Archewell Productions show was one of two projects announced as part of Harry and Meghan’s multimillion-pound Netflix deal – and was set to focus on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl inspired by influential women from history.
Netflix has axed Pearl as part of the recent strategic decisions it has made around animated series.
It is understood that the streaming service has decided to not move forward with development on several projects – one of which is Pearl.
The move comes after it emerged that Netflix lost 200,000 users over the first three months of 2022, falling well short of predictions it would add 2.5 million subscribers.
Netflix has faced increased competition from the likes of Disney, Amazon Prime, and the reopening of cinemas in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.