Meghan Markle Is Hosting a Cooking Show — Here's What We Know

It's official: Meghan Markle, a.k.a the Duchess of Sussex, is returning to the small screen. Just maybe not in the way you expected. 

On Thursday, Deadline reported that Archewell Productions, the production company by Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, are in the "early stages" of work on two new nonfiction series for Netflix. The shows include one that follows the world of professional polo, which is a personal passion for Prince Harry, who is a lifelong horseman and player. And sure, that's cool, but it's not why we're here. We're here to discuss show number two, which will see Markle back on the small screen hosting a gardening, cooking, and all-around lifestyle show. 

The program, Deadline reported, "celebrate[s] the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining, and friendship." That's really all the information we have for now. But that's really all we need to know to ensure we'll be tuning in. 

According to Deadline, the show has some serious talent behind it, including director Michael Steed, who worked on Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown," along with Leah Hariton, the showrunner behind Selena Gomez's "Selena + Chef" cooking show on HBO.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England.
The forthcoming cooking show is part of the Markle's and Prince Harry's $100 million deal with Netflix, which they signed in 2020. 


As People added, Markle has a history of showcasing her love of food and cooking, including bringing to life "Together,"  a cookbook to help raise funds for the Hubb Community Kitchen in the United Kingdom.

Production timelines and release dates are forthcoming. There's also no word yet on if this new show will have anything to do with Markle's mysterious new venture, American Riviera Orchard. There are few details here as well, but, as Town & Country reported, Markle (or at least Markle's people) filed paperwork with the Trademark & Patent Office for a website that may or may not sell "home goods, tableware, cookbooks, and more." So at the very least, there should be some good synergy between her show and her website. 

All this, People added, is part of the duo's $100 million deal with Netflix, which they signed in 2020. At the time, the couple announced their work would revolve primarily around documentaries and docu-series, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming. 

"Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection," the Duke and Duchess shared in a statement at the time. "Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope." Now we just have to wait and see what exactly the royal cooks up. 

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