Meghan Markle’s Animated Children’s Show on Netflix Gets Canceled

A lot has changed in the landscape of upcoming films and series after Netflix announced a drop in its subscribers. That only meant one thing — budget cuts and cancelations. One of the upcoming animated series that was supposed to premiere on the streaming giant was Meghan Markle’s children’s show, Pearl. Unfortunately, it was canceled before it even aired.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle’s Animated Children’s Show on Netflix Gets Canceled

Meghan Markle Will Have to Find a New Home for Pearl

Pearl is the second project by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s company Archewell Productions. The company’s first animated show was announced last July as part of the couple’s landmark production deal with Netflix. When the announcement was made, Meghan expressed her excitement to be partnering with the streaming company and the “incredible producers” who would bring together this new animated children’s series.

The show was still in development when Netflix pulled the plug on it, and now the Duchess of Sussex is in the unfavorable position of having to potentially look for other platforms or streamers to premiere her animated show. Pearl isn’t the only animated show to get canceled. Netflix also dropped two other kids’ animated series.

Pearl’s Storyline

The show would have followed a 12-year-old girl named Pearl, who goes on a journey of self-discovery as she faces various daily challenges. To help her overcome them, she’d find a range of inscriptions from influential women from history. Educational and relatable, the show promised to empower young boys and girls to follow their hearts and minds.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Invictus Games, 2022
Meghan Markle’s Animated Children’s Show on Netflix Gets Canceled

Archewell Productions and Netflix’s Multiyear Deal

Fortunately for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Netflix isn’t entirely pulling the plug on their joint efforts. Prince Harry’s upcoming docuseries titled Heart of Invictus is still moving forward. The docuseries will focus on athletes’ journeys to the Invictus Games, which took place in The Hague, Netherlands.

Prince Harry at Invictus Games, 2014
Meghan Markle’s Animated Children’s Show on Netflix Gets Canceled

Whether Meghan Markle will continue to work on children’s series like Pearl is yet to be determined.