In gorgeous news for trash lovers and co., Lifetime is making a movie about Prince Harry and Meghan‘s split from the royal family, because of course it is.
Let us never forget that this isn’t Lifetime’s first rodeo with making films about the royal couple. Back in 2018, it unleashed its first film about them called Harry & Meghan, which chronicled the couple’s love story and engagement. And then in 2019, it released Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which tracked the first year of the couple’s marriage and the relentless attacks from the British press.
Now, Lifetime is making Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace. Great name!
I remember watching the first movie way back, but I can’t remember much from it, only that it was so, so, SO shit. I don’t even know why I watched it. I lie, I just love trash films. They’re my bread and butter and pair perfectly with cheap booze.
According to Variety, Lifetime is currently casting for the third film. I don’t know whether or not this means it’ll recast the roles, like it did with the second film. Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley starred as Harry and Meghan in the first film, while Charlie Field and Tiffany Smith took over the roles in the second.
The film will “reveal what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie.”
Chortling over the “what really happened” bit.
Escaping The Palace will also detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that ‘The Firm’ didn’t help them when the British press did its thing, and Harry’s fear that he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the media.
Oh, it’ll also “reveal the private family feuds” between Prince William and Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan, and Harry with William and Prince Charles.
Who knows if it’ll include Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey though, or if it’ll ~ allude ~ to whomst asked how dark Archie’s skin colour would be.
Lifetime hasn’t announced a release date yet, but we’ll absolutely let you know when the time comes.
In the meantime, how good’s this trailer?
All this makes me want to do is rewatch the Australian cinematic event that was Channel 10’s Mary: The Making of A Princess..
Who needs The Crown, I say.