Prince Was Apparently Plotting a Netflix Reality Show Before His Death
Published Dec 09, 2016GQ released a collection of stories shared by Prince's closest friends this week, and amongst the anecdotes was a nugget of information about a Netflix show that could have been.
Photographer Maya Washington revealed that the late singer had been in talks with the streaming service to take audiences inside the Paisley Park compound via a reality TV show.
Washington says Prince asked her to help him with it, and she agreed on the premise that he would star in the show — an idea he shied away from. "'Why not? You're so funny — why don't you want anyone to see your sense of humor?" she asked her friend. "And he would shut it down: 'Maya, I can't be funny. I have to save the world.'"
A representative for Netflix confirmed that the talks had taken place, but told Vulture, "sadly for all of us it did not come to fruition prior to his passing."
Fans still hoping to catch a glimpse of the inner workings of Paisley Park can switch of the screens and head to the Minneapolis estate IRL; it was granted permanent museum status a couple months back. For additional education on the singer's career, a new documentary titled Prince: R U Listening? is expected out next year.