Lifetime has cast its Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for the upcoming TV movie Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace. The Punisher’s Jordan Dean and She’s Gotta Have It’s Sydney Morton will be playing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the third installment of the Harry & Meghan franchise.
Lifetime shared a first photo of the stars dressed as their royal characters on Wednesday—the Sussexes’ third wedding anniversary! Sydney was pictured wearing a green dress similar to the Emilia Wickstead number Meghan Markle wore for her final royal engagement last March.
According to Lifetime, the movie, directed by Menhaj Huda, will explore “what really happened inside the palace that drove” Meghan and Harry to “leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie.”
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will examine the dynamics between Princess Diana’s sons, sisters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry with his brother and father, that “lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.”