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Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

Six months after detangling their work lives from the Royal Family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have signed a multi-year deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children's programming for Netflix.

'Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope,' couple says in statement

Six months after detangling their work lives from the Royal Family, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. According to a statement Wednesday, they plan to produce nature series, documentaries and children’s programming through a new production company. (Frank Augstein/The Associated Press)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a new home: Netflix.

Six months after detangling their work lives from the Royal Family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have signed a multi-year deal to produce nature series, documentaries and children's programming for the streamer, according to a statement Wednesday.

The two, who recently relocated to Santa Barbara, Calif., plan to focus on stories and issues that elevate diverse voices and other issues close to their hearts. Several projects are already in development, including a nature docuseries, and a series focused on inspiring women.

"Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection," the pair said in the joint statement. "Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope."

The couple also pledged to promote diversity behind the camera as their production company gets off the ground. Meghan has said she will not return to acting, though she has done some voice work since the couple left the U.K. with baby Archie in search of their financial independence.

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The prince worked closely with the filmmakers of the documentary Rising Phoenix, in which he also appears. It premiered last week on Netflix.

Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer for Netflix, said in the statement that the decamped royals have "inspired millions of people all around the world with their authenticity, optimism and leadership."

He said the company is proud they have made Netflix their creative home and looks forward to "telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere."

Netflix also airs its award-winning series The Crown, following the reign of Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. News of the Sussex production deal comes after Netflix teased the fourth season of the popular drama, scheduled for release Nov. 15.

The new season picks up in the late 1970s, with Emma Corrin playing Harry's mother, Princess Diana.

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