Archewell Productions is developing a live-action series project for Netflix, which would be the first to exit its comprehensive deal with Netflix. This is what we know so far about the project titled Bad manners.
Since a deal was reached in September 2020, the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle-led production company has been behind two major projects launched, with several other titles in development or rejected.
Released projects you can stream on Netflix now include harry and meghan and live to lead, and his next project for Netflix is expected to be Unvictus Heartexpecting an arrival this summer.
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In recent weeks, we have also seen SuitsThe drama series most commonly associated with Meghan Markle, joins the US Netflix library along with other countries.
In June 2023, Spotify’s couples deal was thrust into the spotlight after it was not renewed. He Wall Street Journal mentioned several scripted projects in the works at Netflix, including the canceled Pearl series and two others are not moving forward as Archewell’s future in the entertainment business is discussed. The couple’s deal with Netflix runs through 2025.
A new title mentioned in the article was Bad manners, a scripted project we first heard about from sources earlier this year. Still, it’s unclear if the project has received an official green light from the streamer. We first reached out to Netflix for comment in April 2023, and despite multiple follow-ups, we have yet to hear back.
The scripted series, which would be the pair’s first through their production company for broadcast, is expected to be based on a character from Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations, first published in 1861.
The project is described as a prequel (sources indicate that it is a completely original story) to the novel, focusing on the character of Miss Havisham.
In the novel, Miss Havisham is a rich and eccentric character who was jilted on her wedding day. Holding a grudge against men and living with her adopted daughter, she hatches plans to break men’s hearts in acts of revenge.
According to the WSJ, they describe the series as follows:
“The prequel would recast the lonely spinster as a strong woman living in a patriarchal society.”
Sources tell us that the project has been described and launched as Bridgerton satisfies Peaky Blinders. Prince Harry and Megan Markle would be the producers of the series.
It is almost certain that Tracy Ryerson, Recent Archewell Hire as head of scripted content, you will be involved in the project.
That’s all we got on Bad manners for now; We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.