Because of Spotify’s company-wide revamp of its podcasting business, Meghan Markle’s podcast, which examines historical and cultural preconceptions of women, will not return.
According to those in the know, Spotify will not return Markle’s podcast “Archetypes” for a second season.
Markle’s firm Archewell Audio, which she and Prince Harry co-founded, released the first season’s twelve episodes between August and November 2022.
According to the podcast’s description on Spotify, it is a podcast where they subvert whatever seeks to hold women back.
Canadian First Lady Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was one of the featured guests, along with Mariah Carey, who discussed the “complexities surrounding the ‘diva,'” and tennis star Serena Williams, who discussed the “double standard” women suffer when labeled “ambitious.”
In December 2020, just before they announced they were leaving their positions as working members of the British royal family, Markle and Harry struck a $20 million contract with Spotify.
Sources say the pair have not completed their standards to get the entire payoff, despite “Archetypes” initially topping the charts in its early episodes.
In the final episode, Markle seemed to hint at the possibility of a second season. She was wrong.
Insiders blamed the company’s recent announcement to decrease its workforce by 6% for discontinuing the program.
According to reports, Spotify will probably continue its contracts with its biggest podcasting names, Emma Chamberlain and Joe Roga, even though Spotify is not generating profit from its podcast sector.
Talent agency WME, who just recruited Markle, had a spokesman say that the podcast’s creators “remain proud” of their work.
A WME spokeswoman said, “Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform.”
The documentary series “Harry & Meghan,” which follows the pair as they move from the royal family to California, was produced as part of a multi-year agreement that Markle and Prince Harry inked with Netflix.