Netflix Inc announced on Sunday that it had opted to halt production on Meghan Markle’s family series “Pearl” as it assessed animation material.
The business stated in a statement that it dropped various projects, including Markle’s, as part of strategic choices on animated series development. It did not provide additional specifics on its decision.
Last year, Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, announced that she will be an executive producer on “Pearl” through Archewell Productions. The show was supposed to follow the exploits of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by historical figures.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the couple’s official titles. Archewell did not reply to a request for comment right away.
The two animated children’s programs “Dino Daycare” and “Boons and Curses” were both canceled by Netflix.
The decision to remove these series comes after Netflix announced a 200,000-subscriber loss in the first quarter, well short of its target of 2.5 million new members.
Netflix renewed its animated film partnership with Comcast subsidiary Universal Pictures last year, which was intended to help Netflix retain children’s viewers.
On Sunday, Netflix said that it will continue to collaborate with Archewell on projects, including the previously announced documentary series “Heart of Invictus.” Athletes competing in the Invictus Games for injured veterans in The Hague in 2022 will be the subject of this article.
A question about whether Netflix might eliminate additional cartoon series was not answered.