Meghan Markle REMOVES all references to her doomed Netflix animated series

The humiliated Meghan Markle deleted all references to her doomed Netflix animation ‘Pearl’ from her website Archewell after the series was canceled by the streaming giant.

Pearl, the working title of the show created by Markle, was officially canceled last week as part of a wave of cutbacks caused by the drop in Netflix subscribers.

A preview of the series under the Archewell Productions subsection was not found on Sunday,

“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” read a now-deleted quote from Meghan.

He continued: “I am thrilled that Archewell Productions, in partnership with the powerful platform of Netflix and these incredible producers, together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history.

The silently deleted references come a week after Netflix announced the cancellation of the animated series, in which Meghan took on the role of executive producer along with David Furnish, the husband of Elton John.

“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” read a now-deleted quote from Meghan.

Meghan Markle cleared all references to her doomed Netflix animation 'Pearl' from website Archewell after the series was canceled by the streaming giant

Meghan Markle cleared all references to her doomed Netflix animation ‘Pearl’ from website Archewell after the series was canceled by the streaming giant

The show was officially canceled last week as part of a wave of cuts caused by Netflix's drop in subscribers.

The show was officially canceled last week as part of a wave of cuts caused by Netflix’s drop in subscribers.

Pearl, which focused on 12-year-old Pearl exploring the conquest of women throughout history, was only in a developmental stage.

The Archewell website now features ‘Heart of Invictus’, a series of documents about competitors on their journey to the Invictus Games in The Hague in 2020, as the Duchess’s only active media project.

It is Meghan and Harry’s second attempt in a week to save their status, after the Queen sensationally banned the couple from appearing on the palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, the start of Jubilee celebrations.

The Sussex challengers later revealed in a tweet through their friend and journalist Omid Scobie that they will still fly from California – with Archie, three, and Lilibet, 11 months – for the events marking the monarch’s 70th anniversary on the throne that begins. on June 2.

Meghan and Prince Harry established Archewell Productions in the fall of 2020 to create scripted series, documentary series, documentaries, features and children’s programming.

Pearl was expected to be the first animated series created by the production company.

It was set to see a young woman inspired by Meghan – whose name means ‘pearl’ in Welsh – take on various social injustices, highlighting the work of feminist icons.

It is Meghan and Harry's second attempt in a week to save their status, after the Queen sensationally banned the couple from appearing on the palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, the start of Jubilee celebrations.  Above, Meghan, Harry and the Queen photographed during Trooping the Color in 2018

It is Meghan and Harry’s second attempt in a week to save their status, after the Queen sensationally banned the couple from appearing on the palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, the start of Jubilee celebrations. Above, Meghan, Harry and the Queen photographed during Trooping the Color in 2018

Despite dropping Pearl, insiders stated that Netflix remains optimistic about the Archewell deal and has several projects planned, including a documentary series called Heart of Invictus, which follows the recent Invictus Games.

Netflix made several cuts in late April and early May, including dropping two other children’s shows and laying off employees.

The streaming service scratched Dino Daycare, which was created by Jeff King, and the South Asian-inspired adventure Boons and Curses. Both shows were already in production.

Sources familiar with the cancellations told Deadline that Netflix had warned producers to move projects still in development elsewhere.

It’s unclear if they offered similar advice to Archewell Productions. The streaming giant shelled out $100 million in the deal with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in September 2020.

As of press time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to produce any published content for the streaming giant. But the company has pinned hopes that its next series documenting the recent Invictus Games will prove value for money.

Meghan announced the now-canceled show last July. She was taking on the roles of ‘creator and executive producer’ – marking the first time the former Suits actress and star would work in the EP role.

Filmmaker David Furnish, husband of musician Elton John, was also set to serve as an executive producer on the series.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to produce any published content for Netflix.  But the company has pinned hopes that its upcoming series documenting the recent Invictus Games will prove value for money.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to produce any published content for Netflix. But the company has pinned hopes that its upcoming series documenting the recent Invictus Games will prove value for money.

This comes as the streaming giant lost 200,000 subscribers in just three months, while shareholders of the American company were warned to expect another two million subscribers to leave in the three months to July.

This comes as the streaming giant lost 200,000 subscribers in just three months, while shareholders of the American company were warned to expect another two million subscribers to leave in the three months to July.

Meghan said Pearl will ‘bring fantasy and history together’ as she focuses on ‘the adventures of a 12-year-old girl’ as she tries to ‘overcome life’s daily challenges’.

While few details have been released about the series, many believed the show was based – at least in part – on Meghan’s own childhood, citing how she named the show and her title character Pearl, the original meaning of her name.

The name Meghan originated in Wales, where it is traditionally spelled Megan, however it originally came from the Greek name Margaret, derived from the word margaritēs, which translates to ‘pearl’.

Pearl was not the first time Markle has apparently chosen to use her own life as inspiration for her professional projects – something she has done most recently with her children’s book The Bench, which has been staunchly criticized by readers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, more than half of Netflix’s reality shows and dramas released in 2018 were not ordered for a second series, compared with more than a third released in 2017 and 28% in 2016, The Times reported.

This comes as the streaming giant lost 200,000 subscribers in just three months, while shareholders of the American company were warned to expect another two million subscribers to leave in the three months to July.

Bosses say a second price increase in a year played a role, as the company lost 700,000 following its decision to leave Russia following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Netflix said the Covid boom “has created a lot of noise” and blamed the slowdown in the return to normalcy after two years of lockdowns.

It also blamed password sharing for the rise in canceled accounts, as it estimated that around 10 million households worldwide are watching its service for free using a friend’s or other family member’s account.

The company has now started testing different ways to restrict password sharing in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru – and may extend this to other places if successful. Bosses are also considering turning the service into a low-cost, ad-supported subscription.

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