Meghan and Harry hire The Handmaids Tale director to shoot Netflix docuseries

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly found the director of their new Netflix docuseries and are said to be using The Handmaid's Tale director Liz Garbus.

The royal couple are said to be doing a docuseries as part of their rumoured $100million (£81m) Netflix deal, which was also set to include the Duchess' series Pearl before the streamer reportedly scrapped it.

According to Page Six, Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, have hired Liz, 52, for their show, which they have been working on for the past year.

The director, who was also meant to work on Pearl, was at the helm of the latest season of hit show The Handmaid's Tale, which earned Liz an Emmy nomination in 2021.

Cameras from Liz's crew were reportedly spotted during the couple's trip to New York last September, where the crew appeared to be "hiding their equipment" to "keep the project under wraps", MailOnline reports.

The director runs a Brooklyn-based production company, Story Syndicate, along with her husband Dan Cogan, and has been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar twice, once in 1999 for The Farm: Angola, USA, and again in 2016 for What Happened, Miss Simone?

The organisation also made Amazon's political documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, and HBO's true crime documentary I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

OK! has contacted representatives for comment.

News of the royal couple's series first emerged last month, where reports suggested the couple had welcomed cameras into their $14million mansion in Montecito – where they moved to from the UK in 2020.

At the time, Page Six claimed that Hollywood insiders are excited about the upcoming show, with Netflix bosses hoping to launch it by the end of the year alongside the release of Harry's memoir.

However, it has been claimed that the Sussex team would rather it air next year.

"The timing is still being discussed, things are up in the air," a producer told the publication.

Become an OK! VIP and see all our exclusives – for free!

Become an OK! VIP and you will unlock access to all of our big exclusives…

Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babies, see the most sought after wedding pictures of the year, or take a guided tour around your favourite star's lavish multi-million pound home – all for free!

Sign up here

OK! contacted a representative for Netflix and Archewell Productions for comment at the time.

In 2020, Meghan and Harry signed a multi-year deal with Netflix for various series, including documentaries, features and children's programmes.

Netflix is also set to host Harry's show Heart of Invictus, which will document last month's extraordinary games that featured competitors from across the globe.

For all the latest on Harry and Meghan, sign up for OK!'s weekly Royal newsletter here.

READ MORE:

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's stunning private pool at £11m home pictured

  • Kate's efforts to reunite William and Harry 'failed' and there's 'nothing more to be done'
  • Inside reason Prince William doesn't wear a wedding ring but brother Harry does

  • Meghan Markle's Kate comments 'damaging to William and Harry's relationship'

  • Stay up to date with the latest royal news by signing up to OK!'s newsletter .

Source: Read Full Article