Lifetime has just released the latest trailer for its upcoming movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which has left viewers cringing.
The thirty-second teaser clip for the movie, Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, recreates a fictional tale of the Sussexes' controversial "Megxit" from the royal family at the start of 2020.
It shows the Duchess of Sussex, played by actor Sydney Morton, questioning whether she "made the world's biggest mistake" by marrying into the royal family, while Jordan Dean's portrayal Prince Harry insists that he "will do everything in his power to keep his wife and son safe."
Viewers were left in hysterics over the "ridiculous" trailer, with many saying the movie is more like a comedy than a drama. And that the "melodramatic" acting and "z-class" actors have left them feeling anything but excited to watch it...
"LOL! Let's award this Best Comedy Film of 2021!" wrote one viewer.
Another said: 'Did you see the dramatic horror by the wife being told they value dignity? NOOOOO!! PLEASE, ANYTHING BUT DIGNITY!! I CANNOT DO DIGNITY.'
"They managed to find 'z-class 'actors to fill the roles. All will be marked and go no further up the ladder," wrote a third.
Another laughed: "Omffffffffg !! what the actual hell!! That is soooo bloody ridiculous."
Lifetime hasn't yet shared any details about the upcoming movie, just that it will give a fictionalized account of "what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry and Meghan to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie," according to Deadline.
"It will detail Meghan's growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that The Firm was not defending them against the press's attacks, and Harry's fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that caused his mother's untimely death."
Meet the cast of Harry & Meghan: #EscapingthePalace 👑 @jordandeanteam @Syd_Mo @LauraMitchy #JordanWhalen #MaggieSullivun pic.twitter.com/7qYsr66YYf
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) July 6, 2021
Many have also shared their distaste for the way Kate Middleton, played by actress Laura Mitchell, and The Queen, portrayed by Maggie Sullivun, have seemingly been depicted in the trailer, showing them as stuffy and unempathetic to Meghan.
The first teaser trailer was released just weeks before, which saw Morton and Dean acting out several heated discussions, during which he expressed his fears that his wife is being "hounded to death."
"I see you literally being hounded to death and I'm helpless to stop it," Dean tells Morton's Meghan, echoing comments Prince Harry made to Oprah, in which he said that his late mother, Princess Diana, was "chased to death" and admitted that he was afraid of "history repeating itself."
The trailer also showed the actors reenacting the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in March. They could be seen in a similar setup to the royal couple, where they sat talking to the TV mogul about their experience in the limelight.
Although Lifetime has shared very little about the exact plot of the movie, from the trailer we can get a grasp of what will be covered. Will you be watching?