Harry & Meghan Creating a Miss Havisham TV Present

Following the mutual parting methods of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Spotify, reporters are diving into the couple’s take care of Netflix.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a reported $150 million take care of the streamer in 2020, and have since launched a docuseries, Harry & Meghan, and produced Stay to Lead, which got here out on the finish of final yr. As well as, a documentary about Prince Harry’s Invictus Video games, Coronary heart of Invictus, is scheduled to come back out later this summer season.

“It is gonna be epic leisure—so enthusiastic about that deal,” Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings mentioned on the time. “They’re sensible—they had been procuring it round throughout all the main firms, and I feel we actually put collectively the very best full bundle, and we’ll do a variety of leisure with them.”

Now, the Wall Road Journal is reporting that Prince Harry and Meghan’s tasks in improvement embrace a TV present known as Unhealthy Manners, primarily based on the Miss Havisham characters from Nice Expectations by Charles Dickens. Per the Journal, “The prequel would recast the lonely spinster as a powerful lady residing in a patriarchal society, although it’s unclear whether or not the present will get a inexperienced mild from Netflix.”

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Within the 1861 novel, Miss Havisham is a rich spinster who has been left on the altar. There have been quite a few Nice Expectations diversifications via the years, together with a TV present that premiered earlier this yr starring Olivia Colman within the function of Miss Havisham. In different movie and TV diversifications, actresses equivalent to Anne Bancroft, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter, and extra, have performed the character.