While Lifetime will be hoping that many people tune in following the bombshell claims made by the real Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, social media critics haven’t been so kind about the first look at the show, and have been left unconvinced by the two actors set to play the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
According to the press release from Lifetime, the film ‘will detail Meghan’s growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that “The Firm” was not defending them against the press’s attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that may have contributed to his mother’s untimely death.
‘Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will examine the dynamics between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.’
Who stars in Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace?
Jordan Dean and Sydney Morton will play Harry and Meghan, following Parisa Fitz-Henry and Murray Fraser in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field in Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.
Dean is probably best known for playing Jake Nelson in the TV series The Punisher, while he has also starred in Z: The Beginning of Everything and The Sinner.
Sydney starred as Cheryl Overstreet in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, and has also appeared in Younger, Jessica Jones and Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker.
Jordan Whalen (Prince William), Laura Mitchell (Kate Middleton), Steve Coulter (Prince Charles), Maggie Sullivun (Queen Elizabeth II), Melanie Nicholls-King (Doria Ragland), Bonnie Soper (Princess Diana), Deborah Ramsay (Camilla), and James Dreyfus (palace insider Leonard) will return for the film after starring in the previous installments.
When is Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace out?
Production on the movie began in Vancouver this week.
An exact release date hasn’t been confirmed, but Lifetime is aiming for a debut in autumn 2021.
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