Netflix is set to spill some royal tea with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The royals’ highly anticipated docuseries Harry & Meghan will air on the streaming service in two volumes — I and II — on December 8 and 15, 2022.
Comprising six episodes, this series will show the couple’s side of their love story. It will also focus on the challenges they endured and what led to them ultimately stepping down from their roles as full-time royals.
In the trailer, Harry states, “It’s really hard to look back on it now and go, ‘What on earth happened?’” He further alludes to “the pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution, this feeding frenzy,” as headline images of Meghan, Kate Middleton, and his beloved mother, Diana, are displayed. Last week’s teaser trailer featured photos of the pair during the early days of their courtship.
The series promises to reveal multiple bombshells. Its description mentions commentaries from friends and other family members who have never spoken before about what they know regarding the British royals. In addition to showcasing Harry and Meghan’s romantic tale, the docuseries “paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other.”
The project was initially set to be directed by Garrett Bradley, who helmed the Netflix series Naomi Osaka. The couple did not share Bradley’s project vision, particularly filming them at home. After the Sussexes production company shot as much footage as possible, Liz Garbus was brought on to direct.
The Duchess previously worked with Garbus on the Netflix series Pearl. Other entries on the filmmaker’s resume are two Oscar nominations, directing episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, and heading up 2015’s What Happened, Miss Simone?
In October, Meghan praised the director and her concept. “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
The world will finally see the first volume of Harry & Meghan’s long-awaited telltale story in just a few days. And it does appear that some very hot tea is about to be spilled!