Prince Harry, Meghan Markle part ways with Spotify: Is this the end of the Archetypes podcast?

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Meghan Markle’s podcast Archetypes may wind up elsewhere after the Duchess of Sussex and her husband, Prince Harry, have reportedly parted ways with Spotify.

The royal couple’s production company, Archewell Audio, and the digital music service released a joint statement confirming the end of their $20 million deal.

“Spotify and Archewell Audio have mutually agreed to part ways and are proud of the series we made together,” the statement read, via People.

But will this be the end of Archetypes? Fortunately, the show may continue, albeit on another platform.

A rep from WME, the talent agency the former actress signed with earlier this year, told The Wall Street Journal about the future of Meghan’s podcast.

“The team behind Archetypes remain proud of the podcast they created at Spotify. Meghan is continuing to develop more content for the Archetypes audience on another platform,” the spokesperson said.

The duchess even seemingly hinted at the show's continuation when she bid her goodbye during the first season’s final episode in November 2022.

"We're working on other ways to keep the conversation going, but just know that as we close out this season of Archetypes, that I thank you. Thank you for listening and learning with me. This has been liberating and healing, and it's been fun," she said.

She ended her speech positively, saying, “Keep growing and I’ll see [you] on the flip side.”

Archetypes may end up on another platform

According to Deadline, Prince Harry and Meghan are “rethinking their deals to find better homes and partnerships for content.”

This may mean that Archetypes may end up on another platform, though they have yet to officially announce if the podcast will continue or if a new one will be made.

Meghan Markle signs with new agency

Meghan signed with WME, which also represents the Sussexes’ content creation label Archewell, at the end of April.

The company, whose team includes Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and brand rep Brad Slater, aims to help grow the pair’s film and TV production, brand partnerships, and overall business.

That said, fans may expect more projects from Prince Harry and Meghan in the future despite ending one of their biggest production deals.

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