Meghan Markle’s new Netflix show “won’t have an audience” because the subject is “too worthy” for children.
MEGHAN Markle’s forthcoming Netflix show, codenamed “Pearl,” is unlikely to appeal to children because the issues it will tackle are “too worthwhile,” according to a royal pundit.
Following the announcement that Meghan Markle’s new Netflix series “Pearl” is in development, Mail on Sunday Diary Editor Charlotte Griffiths slammed it as “too deserving.” Ms Griffiths also criticized Meghan’s past work, claiming that her first children’s book, The Bench, had so poor grammar that she wouldn’t let her two-year-old read it. While children have access to quasi-political and worthwhile books and work, the journalist concluded that they are eventually unpopular, as “Pearl” will definitely fall into that group.
Ms Griffiths joined the panel on Palace Confidential to discuss the Duchess of Sussex’s new animated show.
David Furnish, a filmmaker and Elton John’s husband, is interested in the project, which is said to be in its early phases of development.
As he did with Mr Furnish’s past films, Elton John, a personal friend of the Sussexes, may contribute a musical hand to the production.
The show will follow a 12-year-old girl who is “inspired” by historical women.
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to conquer life’s daily challenges,” Meghan stated in a press release.
“I’m ecstatic that Archewell Productions, in collaboration with Netflix’s powerhouse platform and these outstanding producers, will bring you this new animated series that honors extraordinary women throughout history.”
“I have two young kids, and they have books about female icons from history,” Ms Griffiths remarked in response to the show.
“So it’s a thing in the world of kids.
“However, I have to add that these aren’t my children’s all-time favorite books.
“I couldn’t bring myself to buy a copy of The Bench because the grammar is too difficult for my two-year-old daughter to understand.
“But, while it is deserving, I don’t believe it will attract the audiences she desires.”
Despite being on the New York Times bestseller list, Meghan released The Bench in June, and according to some sources, just a few thousand copies were sold.
In their reviews, the Sun and the Telegraph noted the book’s language was poor and. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”