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Meghan Markle to pitch axed Netflix show to Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • A cartoon series created by Meghan Markle was axed by Netflix recently.
  • The Duchess of Sussex and producer David Furnish are now trying to find a new home for the show, titled Pearl.
  • A report says that they will pitch the show to other networks including Apple and Amazon.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is reportedly planning to pitch her axed cartoon series Pearl to streaming platforms including Apple, according to a new report.

According to The Sun, Markle is "determined" to find a new home for the show, which was officially cancelled by Netflix as part of cuts driven by revenue fears as the platform posted a loss in subscribers last quarter. From the report:

But LA insiders say that Meghan, 40, and her team at production company Archewell do not see the Netflix dump as the end of the road.Meghan and executive producer David Furnish "are reviewing the project to see where else it could find a home", according to sources.They will be pitching the series concept to other TV networks and streamers including Apple and Amazon.

Meghan and Harry's Netflix deal allow them to sell on projects to other providers if Netflix turns them down. One source reportedly said that the pair won't give up on taking Pearl to screens, and noted that Apple already had ties with Prince Harry through his mental health series.

Pearl, announced last year, follows the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who finds inspiration in life from influential women of history. A quote from Markle at the time said she was "eager to bring this special series to light". References to the show have reportedly now been removed from the website of her and Harry's production company Archewell.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.