Meghan Markle’s TV producer ex-husband is pulling the plug on plans to create a show loosely based mostly on her life — at the least for now, in line with a report.
Trevor Engelson and the royal bride-to-be wed in a beachside ceremony in Jamaica in 2011 and divorced two years later. It was broadly reported in December that Engelson, 41, was working on a Fox show a few man whose spouse leaves him for a British prince and them making an attempt to navigate custody of their children post-divorce.
The show would have added fiction to real-life occasions as Markle, 36, and Engelson by no means had children and the long run royal truly solely connected with Prince Harry in 2016, three years after her divorce.
However an insider informed the Solar on Tuesday that Markle’s friends talked to Engelson at her behest and satisfied him to droop working on the show, for a short time at the least.
“Trevor’s venture is presently on maintain after a number of months of anguish for Meghan,” a senior TV government, who requested to not be named, informed the outlet. “The plan was for the sequence to return out throughout the aftermath of the royal wedding ceremony later this summer season, however issues have modified.”
Markle reportedly reached out to her ex to thank him for pausing the venture.
“She did attain out to him — with Harry’s settlement — to thank him for not telling their story in public,” the supply stated.
Executives had been additionally anxious the show may flop if it got here out so quickly after the nuptials, due to how in style the soon-to-be newlyweds are.
“There’s a feeling too that it’s too quickly for a TV community to go straight on the new royals given their reputation and it may flop,” the supply stated.
Engelson presently is producing “Snowfall,” a sequence that explores the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s. He’s additionally government producing the upcoming “Heathers” remake for tv.
The Publish reached out to Fox for remark and the Solar stated they’d reached out to Kensington Palace.