California Production Company Faces Challenges Amid Netflix Deal Uncertainty

A Setback for Archewell TV: Bennett Levine Leaves in the Wake of 17 Staff Departures

In a new twist to the challenges faced by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archewell TV executive Bennett Levine has bid farewell to the couple’s California production company.

The departure marks a significant blow, as the Sussexes grapple with uncertainties surrounding their £80 million deal with Netflix, the last major streaming contract in their portfolio.

Ongoing Staff Exodus Creates Turbulence for Sussexes

Levine, considered a rising star in the industry, becomes the 17th individual to part ways with the royal couple since their marriage in 2018, with eight exits occurring since their relocation to California.

The departure comes at a critical juncture, casting shadows on the viability of the Sussexes’ production ventures.

Levine’s Impact on Archewell TV and Harry & Meghan Series

Having played a role in the production of the Netflix docu-series “Harry & Meghan,” which garnered both acclaim and criticism, Levine’s exit resonates within Archewell TV.

The series, despite robust viewership, faced backlash for its perceived one-sided narrative, leading to tensions within the royal family.

Netflix Deal Uncertainty and the Quest for Positivity

Amid speculation about the renewal of their Netflix deal, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been actively seeking partnerships with other broadcasting companies.

The couple’s recent trip to Jamaica, attending a film premiere hosted by Netflix’s rival Paramount Pictures, fueled rumors of potential shifts in their streaming alliances.

Archewell TV’s Struggles Amid Public Scrutiny

The challenges extend beyond their streaming ventures, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle facing public scrutiny.

Criticisms from animated series South Park and Family Guy, coupled with a notable decrease in donations to their Archewell Foundation, paint a complex picture of the couple’s current standing.

Continuous Changes in the Royal Couple’s Professional Team

The series of high-profile departures from Archewell, which commenced in 2018, has witnessed key figures like Bennett Levine, Ben Browning, Rebecca Sananes, and Fara Taylor leaving various roles.

These exits come as the couple expands their professional endeavors, signaling potential changes in their approach and strategy.

Strategic Hires and Shifts in Focus at Archewell

In their quest for new talent, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently appointed Tracy Ryerson as the Head of Scripted Content at Archewell Productions.

Speculations abound regarding potential feminist-focused projects, including a prequel to Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, as the couple continues to navigate their roles in both media and philanthropy.

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