Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly just signed a lucrative deal with streaming giant Netflix, which will see them pocket plenty of moolah.
And now, it has been revealed the couple are set to make their US prime-time TV debut, when they appear on ABC’s TIME magazine world’s most influential people event on September 22.
In a statement provided to E! News, TIME studios president Ian Orefice said the pandemic hasn’t cast a shadow over the annual affair, which will feature more celebs than ever in 2021.
“In a year in which we are unfortunately unable to convene the TIME100 community together in person, we are excited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the members of this year’s list with a brand-new experience on ABC that will allow more people to participate than ever before,” Ian told the American publication.
According to a promo for the event, which was shared on social media on Thursday, the Sussexes will join a cohort of other big name celebrities.
Among the stars who will join the couple in announcing this year’s honourees are Trevor Noah, Sandra Oh, Kumail Nanjiani and John Legend.
Viewers who tune in will also witness performances by Halsey, Jennifer Hudson and The Weeknd.
While Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, retained their titles after stepping down, they have since opted to be referred to as “Meghan and Harry,” as the promo shows.
Earlier this month, it was confirmed Harry and Meghan had signed a deal with Netflix to produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.
During an appearance on CNBC, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings admitted he’s “so excited” about the royal deal.
“They’re smart. They were shopping around across all the major companies and I think we really put together the best complete package,” the 59-year-old revealed.
“We are going to do a wide range of entertainment with them.”