Allegations of Idea Theft Surround Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix Project: Bad Manners

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Accusations of Idea Theft Surround Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix Project


The Sussexes’ New Netflix Project – Bad Manners

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced allegations of plagiarizing their latest idea for a Netflix project.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, seeking to make a comeback after being dropped by Spotify, are currently working on a show called Bad Manners.


However, their project has drawn comparisons to previous adaptations of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

A Familiar Theme – Miss Havisham and the Feminist Angle

The Wall Street Journal reports that Harry and Meghan’s show is inspired by a feminist interpretation of the character Miss Havisham from Dickens’ renowned novel.

Yet, critics argue that this “feminist” prequel bears striking similarities to an adaptation made a decade ago.

Several adaptations have already explored the character of Miss Havisham, with Olivia Colman portraying her in a recent series.


The Concerns of Experts

Dr. Emily Bell, an English professor and editor of The Dickensian, voices her reservations about the project.

She cautions that simply retelling Miss Havisham’s story is not inherently feminist, and warns against falling into the trap of considering a focus on this character as groundbreaking.

Bell suggests that the adaptation may simply engage viewers in voyeuristic misery, rather than offering true feminist exploration.

Richard Fitzwilliams’ Critique


Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams delivers a scathing assessment of Meghan and Harry’s new venture with Netflix.

He questions their previous choices, from Meghan’s narration of Disney’s Elephant to Harry’s involvement in the canceled animated series Pearl.

Fitzwilliams also points out that Harry’s memoir, Spare, received backlash for its content selection.

He raises doubts about their ability to secure more substantial work and questions their true talent.

Expectations and International Appeal


Fitzwilliams highlights the gap between the couple’s high profile and the actual output they have produced so far.

Despite expectations that their brand would have widespread international appeal, their projects have faced challenges.

With Harry’s upcoming documentary, Heart of Invictus, on the horizon, Fitzwilliams questions why they have seemingly accomplished so little in the industry.

Conclusion: Hollywood’s Response to Failure

As Meghan and Harry venture further into the entertainment industry, the criticism surrounding their Netflix project raises questions about their future prospects.


Fitzwilliams suggests that Hollywood dislikes failure, leading many to ponder the couple’s true level of talent and their ability to secure meaningful work.

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