“Heart of Invictus” doesn’t make the top 10

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke records with the release of their eponymous documentaries on Netflix late last year – but the Duke hasn’t been able to recreate the same magic with his follow-up streaming series Heart of Invictus.

According to the report, the five-part series has not made the Netflix top 10 charts in either the US or the UK since its release last Wednesday newsweek, who called the show a “flop”.

Heart of Invictus follows six athletes competing in the Invictus Games – the sporting event for wounded soldiers founded by Harry in 2014.

The Prince served as executive producer of the series while his company Archewell is listed as the production house behind the series.

Harry and Markle have signed a lucrative deal with Netflix estimated to be worth a whopping $100 million. So it’s possible the streaming giant is unhappy with Heart of Invictus’ lackluster debut. The company could hope for more bang for the buck from the royals.

The Post has reached out to both Netflix and Archewell Productions for comment.

The five-part series has failed to make Netflix's top 10 charts in both the US and UK since its release last Wednesday, according to Newsweek, which has branded the series
According to Newsweek, which called the series a “flop,” the five-part series hasn’t made the Netflix top 10 charts in the US or UK since its release last Wednesday. Shown is a screenshot of the show.

Markle is pictured in a scene from "Heart of Invictus."
Markle is featured in a scene from Heart of Invictus.

This comes amid mounting troubles for Harry and Markle, whose $20 million deal with Spotify imploded in June.

Meanwhile, the couple’s animated series Pearl, which was due to stream on Netflix, was canceled by the streamer ahead of its release.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Earlier this summer, at least two other show ideas from the prince and his wife were also rejected by Netflix bosses.

The company has no plans to extend the couple’s lucrative deal, which runs until 2025, insiders told The Journal.

This comes amid mounting troubles for Harry and Markle, whose $20 million deal with Spotify imploded in June.
This comes amid mounting troubles for Harry and Markle, whose $20 million deal with Spotify imploded in June.
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The couple’s first project for Netflix was the smash hit blockbuster Harry & Meghan, which summarized their romance and detailed their departure from the UK against the backdrop of critical media scrutiny.

The docuseries shot into the top 10 lists around the world after its release in December last year and received the highest ratings of any Netflix show in the UK in 2022, according to data deadline.

However, Harry and Markle struggled to replicate this success on other projects.

Her second series, Live To Lead, which featured interviews with Greta Thunberg and Gloria Steinem, was called a “failure” by Newsweek after it failed to make Netflix’s top 10 lists.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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