It's been a little over a year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from their royal duties and uprooted their family to California. Now, the couple's exit will be the main plot of a new lifetime movie called Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.
Escaping the Palace will be the third film in the franchise following the 2018 release of Harry & Meghan, which focused on their love story, and the 2019 film Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, which detailed their first year of marriage.
The new flick will premiere in the fall of 2021, Lifetime announced on Wednesday, March 24.
According to the synopsis, the film "reveals 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."
"The movie 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 caused his mother’s untimely death," the summary continues.
“Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will also reveal the private family feuds between Will and Harry, Kate and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles, that led to the ultimate break from the royal ties.”
Casting is currently underway, and filming will begin in the spring.
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss, while Menhaj Huda will direct from a script by Scarlett Lacey.
Just a few weeks ago, the pair spoke with Oprah Winfrey about what their life was like while living in the U.K. Meghan claimed that someone in the royal family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color and that when she tried to talk to someone about her mental health, the institution declined to her request.
Harry, 36, even admitted he felt "trapped" within the royal family. "Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are. My father and my brother are trapped. They don’t get to leave. I have huge compassion for that," he said.