Netflix has canceled Meghan Markle’s latest animation project “Pearl” as a part of cutbacks due to the streaming service’s drop in subscribers. The show itself is still in the development stage.
Before the company has also canceled the nine series including Raising Dion, Pretty Smart, Space Force, The Baby-Sitters Club, Archive 81, Gentefied, Another Life, and also Cooking with Paris. The previous week, the company added two more animation projects to bet cut off such as Dino Day Daycare and Boons, and Curses.
Despite canceling “Pearl”, a source from Netflix told Daily Mail that they are still optimistic about the Archewell deal with its number of projects. Archewell brings some projects to be aired on Netflix including the documented series which is called “Heart of Invictus” which follows the current Invictus Games.
In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a giant deal with the $100 million to publish content for the streaming giant. However, they haven’t produced any content yet, but the company is still expecting the upcoming documentary series that is believed to bring value for the money.
Markle explained that “Pearl” is about fantasy and history, talking about a 12-year-old girl who tries to overcome the daily challenges. While there are few details shared about this movie, many belives this animation is about Markle’s childhood citing the little character of the “Pearl” and how she named the show. Pearl itself is the meaning of her name.
The name Meghan is originated from Wales and traditionally spelled Megan. However, this name is originally from the Greek name which is Margaret, or Margarites which means “pearl”.
The “Pearl” project is not the first project she use to draw her own life as the inspiration. There is a children’s book called “The Bench” which is believed from Markle’s story.
Besides canceling some projects, surprisingly Netflix also began firing staff after losing 200,000 subscribers. At least 10-15 people have tweeted being laid off even though the exact number remains unclear. Netflix itself also rejected to explain to Los Angeles Times how many jobs have been cut off. The company only says that Tudum is an important priority for the company.
‘our fan website Tudum is an important priority for the company.’
Little information was gathered about the firing case, but a few of them tweeted that they were hired months earlier.
There is no clear reason behind Netflix’s cancelation and firing problems, but the real problem seems like the habit of canceling the beloved show which always makes the fans angry. Some popular dramas like Marco Polo, The OA, and also The Punisher are being canceled, leaving fans furious and threatening the streaming service to cancel their subscription.
Netflix has lost 200,000 subscribers in just three months with a warning that they will lose around two million subscribers in July, shareholder warns. The bosses say the price rise played a major part in this case while they also lost 700,000 subscribers after they decided to pull out from Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.