Spotify has reportedly pulled Meghan Markle’s podcast, “Archetypes,” after it failed to meet expectations. The podcast, which was announced in December 2020, was supposed to explore the labels that society puts on women. However, it only released two episodes before being put on hold.
According to a report by The Sunday Times, Spotify was unhappy with the quality of the podcast and the lack of interest from listeners. The report also quoted an unnamed source who called the podcast “dreadful” and “unrelatable.”
This is not the first time that Meghan Markle’s projects have been met with criticism. Her animated series, “Pearl,” was also canceled by Netflix in July 2022.
The cancellation of Meghan Markle’s podcast is a major setback for her and her husband, Prince Harry. The couple had signed a multi-million dollar deal with Spotify in 2020, and the podcast was supposed to be one of their flagship projects.
The cancellation of the podcast is also a blow to Spotify. The company has been investing heavily in podcasts in recent years, and it is hoping to become a major player in the industry. However, the cancellation of Meghan Markle’s podcast is a sign that Spotify is not immune to the challenges of the podcast market.
It remains to be seen what will happen to Meghan Markle’s other projects with Spotify. However, the cancellation of “Archetypes” is a major setback for the couple and for the company.
In a statement to The Sunday Times, Spotify said: “We have decided to pause production on Archewell Audio’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast. We are committed to working with Meghan and Harry to create the right content for their audience and will continue to do so.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not commented on the cancellation of the podcast.