“I wasn’t being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves,” Meghan Markle explains in the trailer for “Harry & Meghan: Volume II,” the Liz Garbus-directed docuseries following the love story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Emmy-winning director of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” takes us behind closed palace doors as Markle and Prince Harry provide their perspective on the “institutional gaslighting” they sustained from the Royal Family and British press. The trailer sees the couple taking their “freedom flight” to escape the merciless public scrutiny that was threatening the safety of their family. “Our security was being pulled. Everyone in the world knew where we were,” the Duchess recalls.
The trailer reveals that people were being actively recruited to “disseminate disinformation,” bringing back headlines from the tabloid press that relentlessly slandered the couple. “They were happy to lie to protect my brother. They were never willing to tell the truth about us,” Prince Harry says.
The docuseries features commentary from historians on the state of the British Commonwealth and from family and friends speaking up about what they witnessed for the first time.
Markle rose to fame playing Rachel Zane on USA Network legal drama “Suits.”
In addition to winning an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2016 Oscars. Garbus also received an Oscar nom in 1998 for “The Farm: Angola, USA,” a look inside Angola Prison. Earlier this year Garbus received a BAFTA nom for “Becoming Cousteau,” her doc about explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau.
“Harry & Meghan: Volume II” will be available on Netflix December 15. “Volume I” is now streaming.