Meghan Markle's Spotify Podcast Is Slated to Premiere This Summer
“Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously signed a deal of $25 million USD back in December 2020 to produce content for the streaming company via Archewell Audio. The pair has mentioned that they will actively combat the spread of misinformation on the platform. Their label’s first podcast was released in late 2020, featuring several celebrities reflecting on their experience with the pandemic, notably Elton John, Stacey Abrams and James Corden. They are also currently working in tandem with Spotify to establish practices and strategies aimed at creator awareness and media transparency.
In other news, Markle and Prince Harry also struck a deal with Netflix, where they plan to develop a variety of visuals for the streamer. The duo said: “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us.”
Although no projects for Netflix are currently underway, royal experts believe that the pair might have taken on too much. Author Pauline McLaren commented: “Certainly, there is a lot of doubt now surrounding their abilities to produce content at the level and quality required for both media outlets.” She continued: “Of course, we have to recognize that producing content does not just happen overnight and high-quality programs will take many months or years to generate.”