The docuseries produced by Netflix about Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will be released next month, but since it was announced it has been a source of controversy for several reasons. One of them was the departure of its original director, due to the differences she had with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The original commissioner was filmmaker Garrett Bradley, who made a name for himself with another mini-series, ‘Naomi Osaka’, in which he presented the life of the young tennis player. However, Bradley had a vision for the docuseries that the British royal couple did not share.
Differences in the tone of the series led to his departure
An industry insider, who was close to the early production stages of the series, commented that the two parties could not agree on the tone of the series. “Garrett wanted Harry and Meghan to film at home and they weren’t comfortable doing it,” the insider commented.
“There were some bad moments between them and Garrett left the project. Harry and Meghan’s own producer captured as much footage as she could before hiring another director, Liz Garbus,” he added.
For this reason the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen in New York last year with two different film crews, as the second was that of the new director, Garbus.
They also had differences with the new director
Despite the fact that they had already changed director and that Garbus was apparently more in line with what they wanted, it is also reported that there were clashes between the two, as both Harry and Meghan wanted to influence the editing of the content.
Due to the recent events of the last few months, the Sussexes wanted the series to be released until next year, but Netflix refused and it will go on streaming in December.