Liz Gateley, the head of programming for Lifetime TV made the announcement on Sunday during the cable network's portion at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Harry & Meghan will follow the life of the couple during their courtship until their engagement.
The TV movie will also examine the history of the couple from the time they met after being set up by common friends. Their secrets for successfully keeping their relationship under the radar will also be unveiled.
Harry & Meghan will also shed light on Markle's status as a divorcee and an American actress. Prince Harry's fiancée was previously married to Trevor Engelson, but they finalized their divorce in August 2013. Markle also starred in Suits for seven seasons, but she decided to leave the franchise to focus on her relationship with Prince Harry.
Meanwhile, the casting for Harry & Meghan is currently underway. No premiere date has been set yet, but it's possible that it will be released before Prince Harry and Markle's May 19 wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Lifetime also released the TV movie William & Kate: The Movie 11 days before the couple tied the knot in April 2011.
The Royals director Menhaj Huda will helm the movie, and Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss will executive produce it.
Meghan Markle Criticized By The Press
Markle and Prince Harry started dating each other in 2016. Their relationship was confirmed by the Kensington Palace after Markle was condemned by the press. The Prince asked the media to treat his girlfriend with respect and said that he was disappointed that he could not protect her from them.
"He knows that it is unusual to issue a statement like this, but hopes that fair-minded people will understand why he has felt it necessary to speak publicly," read the statement.
Over a year later, Markle and Prince Harry announced that they were officially engaged via a statement from the Kensington Palace. The couple also sat down for an interview a day later and said that the proposal took place at Prince Harry's home in Nottingham while Markle prepared a roast chicken for dinner.
Following their engagement, Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Christmas together with the royal family at Queen Elizabeth's hometown, Sandringham.