Meghan and Harry ‘shopped around’ before signing mega £112m Netflix deal

The boss of Netflix has revealed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "shopped around" before penning a big-money TV deal with the streaming giant.

Netflix CEO Reed Hasting’s claimed the Sussexes offered themselves to all "major companies" before shaking hands with the US giants on a deal reportedly worth £112m.

The 59-year-old praised the pair for their "smart" business in talking to other platforms before signing the unprecedented deal despite having no experience.

Meghan and Harry will produce "inspiring" content for the platform including documentaries, children’s TV shows and films.

Hastings has credited Netflix for offering the in-demand royals the "best complete package".

He told CNBC: "They're smart, they were shopping it around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package."

Hastings said he thinks Harry and Meghan’s projects will be the "most viewed" on Netflix next year.

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He said the couple will be focussing on the production side of things – playing down rumours former Suits star Meghan may return in front of the cameras.

He said: "It's going to be epic entertainment. We're going to do a wide range of entertainment with them.

"I can't tell you any more than that about it at this point, but I think it will be some of the most exciting, most viewed content next year.

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"The real focus for them is on being producers and on building that production capacity."

Following the multi-million-pound deal, the Sussexes stumped up £2.4million to pay back taxpayers for their recently refurbished UK home, Frogmore Cottage.

Now settled in Santa Barbra, California, Harry and Meghan have vowed to make "impactful" content for Netflix’s 193m subscribers.

Announcing the megabucks move, the two said that their lives "have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection".

It comes after it was reported that the Sussexes are now financially independent and are not taking money from Prince Charles.

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