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Netflix cancels Meghan Markle’s animated series ‘Pearl’


Netflix has canceled an animated series that was in development from creator Meghan Markle.   Titled Pearl, the series was set to follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who finds inspiration from influential women throughout history.

The cancelation of Pearl comes after Netflix shares plunged in April after the streaming service announced a drop in subscribers. Sources reveal that Netflix said the cancelation is part of strategic decisions the company is making on animated content.

Markle and Prince Harry signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020 to develop documentaries, feature films, scripted televisions series and children’s shows. Netflix will continue to work with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex through their Archwell Productions company.

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