Who Is Playing Doria Ragland In The New Lifetime Movie?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting the Lifetime movie treatment once again and new cast details about the project are being revealed. According to Daily Mail, the movie will be all about Megxit — aka Meghan and Harry's step back from the royal family to start a new life in North America — and is titled "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace."

In May, The Hollywood Reporter shared a first look at Sydney Morton (who fans may recognize from "Gotta Have It" and "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker") as Meghan, and Jordan Dean (who's previously appeared in "The Punisher" and "Z: The Beginning of Everything") as Harry — and now we're learning more about who's playing Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland.

It's no surprise Ragland will have a part in the movie, as Meghan has gushed about how close she is with her mom. Meghan even previously named Ragland one of the 10 women who changed her life. "For me to watch this level of life-long sensitivity to nurturing and caregiving, but at the same time my mom has always been a free spirit... We can just have so much fun together, and yet, I'll still find so much solace in her support. That duality coexists the same way it would in a best friend," she told Glamour in 2017.

So, who has the honor of playing Meghan's mom in this sure to be juicy production? Read on for the details.

Melanie Nicholls-King looks just like Doria Ragland in filming photos

While we're not sure the royal family will be too happy about this one, production is already underway on "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace" and Doria Ragland's actor has been revealed. Daily Mail shared photos from filming — which is currently taking place in Vancouver, Canada — confirming that Melanie Nicholls-King has landed the role.

Fans may recognize Nicholls-King as Cheryl in "The Wire" or for playing Noelle Williams in "Rookie Blue." Per IMDb, the actor has also appeared in "Veep," "The Sinner," and "Little Fires Everywhere."

The filming snaps showed Nicholls-King alongside Sydney Morton and Jordan Dean as they played by the water with a young actor, thought to be playing Harry and Meghan's son, Archie. Nicholls-King showed off a striking resemblance to Ragland as she rocked her signature dreadlocks pushed back with a scarf.

The movie is set to tell all about "what really happened inside the palace that drove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie" according to the official synopsis (via The Hollywood Reporter). It will also show "Meghan's growing isolation and sadness" as well as the couple's growing disenchantment with the royal family — which Meghan and Harry been very vocal about since stepping back as senior royals in January 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled for this one!