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Netflix has confirmed the release dates for Harry & Meghan, the streamer’s hotly anticipated documentary series on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will roll out in two volumes. The streamer has also dropped the full trailer, providing a revealing look at the anticipated offering.
The six-part series, from director and two-time Oscar nominee Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?, The Farm: Angola, USA), is billed as a behind-the-scenes look at the very public love story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from the clandestine days of their early courtship to their experiences under the media spotlight as the world’s most famous celebrity couple.
Netflix will release the first three episodes of the series worldwide Dec. 8, and the final three episodes Dec. 15.
While Meghan and Harry can’t claim to be suffering from underexposure, this new doc series hopes to draw in royal watchers with the promise of insider info, as well as the appeal of a project made with the couple’s official approval. “No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” Harry notes at one point in the teaser trailer, which served as the streamer’s official announcement that the docuseries was coming when the first look dropped on Dec. 1. “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?” added Markle.
In the full trailer, which released Dec. 5 with the release dates announcement, Harry talks about the “pain and suffering” of women who marry into the Royal family. “I was terrified. I didn’t want history to repeat himself,” he says at one point. Adding, “No one knows the full truth. We know the full truth.”
“With commentary from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly before about what they witnessed, and historians who discuss the state of the British Commonwealth today and the royal family’s relationship with the press, the series does more than illuminate one couple’s love story, it paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other,” notes Netflix’s blurb for the show.
Harry & Meghan is a Story Syndicate production in association with Archewell Productions and Diamond Docs. Executive producers include Garbus, Erica Sashin, Mark Monroe, Dan Cogan, Ben Browning, Chanel Pysnik, Jon Bardin, Mala Chapple and Angus Wall.
This story originally posted Dec. 1 at 4:52 a.m. with the teaser trailer.
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