Netflix Releases Meghan Markle Pearl Animated Series and 2 Others Amid Subscriber Loss

Streaming platform Netflix Inc. said on Sunday that it had decided to stop working on Meghan Markle’s family series. Pearl while reviewing animated content.

Leaving several projects, including Markle’s, was part of strategic decisions about producing animated series, the company said in a statement, without providing further details about its decision.

Archewell Productions, the company formed by Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, said last year that it would executive produce Pearl. The series would focus on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women in history.

The couple is formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Archewell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Netflix also decided not to go ahead with the two animated children’s series. dino nursery Y blessings and curses.

Netflix subscribers drop in the first quarter

The decision to cancel these shows comes after Netflix reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter, well below its forecast of adding 2.5 million.

Last year, Netflix extended a deal for animated films with Comcast subsidiary Universal Pictures, a move that was expected to help Netflix retain child viewers.

Netflix said on Sunday that it would continue to work on projects with Archewell, including the previously announced documentary series. Invictus Heart. This will focus on athletes competing in the Invictus Games for injured veterans in The Hague in 2022.

Netflix did not respond to a query about whether it would remove more animated shows.

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