Lifetime is expanding its Harry & Meghan Creative Universe to air a third movie about the embattled royal couple.
In the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s blockbuster interview with the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Lifetime has greenlighted “Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace,” which promises to “reveal what ultimately lead to the couple’s break from the royal family.”
The new film is the follow-up to Lifetime’s 2018 entry “Harry & Meghan,” which chronicled the newlyweds’ love story, and 2019’s “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal,” which looked at their experiences inside the Royal Family during their first year of marriage.
Lifetime is now billing the three movies as their “Harry & Meghan” movie franchise trilogy. Casting is currently underway for the “Escaping the Palace,” and production will begin this spring, with an airdate eyed for fall.
Menhaj Huda, who directed the first two films, is back to helm this one, while Scarlett Lacey (who co-wrote the 2018 film and wrote the 2019 follow-up) is back to write “Escaping the Palace.” Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss are the executive producers of “Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace.”
The first two films featured different actors playing the lead roles, however. The 2018 featured Parisa Fitz-Henley as Meghan, Murray Fraser as Harry and Steve Coulter as Prince Charles; the 2019 version had Tiffany Smith as Meghan, Charlie Field as Harry and Charles Shaughnessy as Prince Charles….