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Hollywood's current writers' strike is causing quite a ruckus for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, throwing their Netflix projects into a state of disarray. As part of their whopping £80million deal with Netflix, the Sussexes have already churned out two documentaries: 'Harry and Meghan' and 'Live to Lead,' both released in December last year. Now, however, their plan for a third docuseries, this time focusing on humanitarian issues in South Africa, is hitting some serious speed bumps.
This writers' strike, the largest Hollywood has seen in 60 years, is creating roadblocks for actors and filmmakers across the board. Names like Hilary Duff, Bob Odenkirk, and Kevin Bacon have even been spotted on the picket lines. They're among approximately 160,000 actors on strike across the US, standing in solidarity with the 11,500 members of the Writers Guild of America who walked out in early May.
The impact on the royal couple? Their South Africa project is essentially on hold until the strike ends. While there's no official announcement about what this documentary would specifically cover, some sources suggest it could follow Harry and Meghan as they help build houses in South African villages and share medical education.
It's not all doom and gloom though. Despite the strike, Harry and Meghan's previous Netflix series has snagged a nomination for a Hollywood Critics Award in the best streaming non-fiction category. This recognition comes amidst another twist - the ending of their £18 million Spotify deal. And just to add another layer to the drama, Hollywood's strike is still ongoing, with potential repercussions on junkets, premieres, awards shows, and even the 2023 San Diego Comic Con.
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