Meghan Markle 'not giving up' on finding new backer for Pearl drama axed by Netflix

The show was cancelled by the streaming giant as it makes a series of cutbacks following a drop in subscribers

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Meghan Markle is reportedly attempting to find a new backer for her Pearl drama after it was axed by Netflix.

The show was cancelled by the streaming giant as it makes a series of cutbacks after seeing a drop in subscribers.

But reports suggest Meghan and her production team Archewell are not giving up on the show just yet.

Meghan and executive producer David Furnish will reportedly be pitching the series to other networks and streaming services, including Apple and Amazon.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Netflix cut the show following a drop in subscribers
Netflix cut the show following a drop in subscribers

A source told The Sun: "Meghan and Harry will not give up on taking Pearl to the screen.

"They are determined to not let all the work and creative endeavours put into the idea simply fall away.

"Netflix has a standard deal with them, typical in Hollywood, allowing them to pitch projects rejected by them to other outlets. This is common practice within TV circles in Hollywood.

"Apple and Harry already have ties after he appeared on a series about mental health. Disney, whose Plus streaming service is huge, has a relationship with Markle too after she voiced a wildlife documentary.

"Amazon has a significant budget and major players like NBC Universal and HBO would be interested to sit down in front of the Sussexes. You cannot underestimate the interest in them from Hollywood and producers around town."

The source added: "After the decommission the team is taking another look at the show concept, seeing what could be tweaked.

"There was a huge feeling of excitement about Pearl and a hope that its journey is not over.

"They are not giving up on this project because Netflix said no.

"David is a respected producer with an enviable contacts book.”