He reportedly didn't want to be in the show, however
Prince was in talks with Netflix about producing a reality TV show about his Paisley Park residence before he died.
The late artist, who passed away at the residence in April, notably starred in the film Purple Rain in 1984, while he also made guest appearances on Muppets Tonight in 1997 and New Girl in 2014 as himself.
Photographer Maya Washington spoke to GQ as part of a new profile on Prince’s closest friends and collaborators, and revealed that he was in talks with the streaming service about a possible TV show.
“He was supposed to do something with Netﬂix, a reality show on Paisley Park,” she recalled. “He [asks me]: ‘Why don’t you help me?’ I’m, ‘I’d love to, but you’d have to be in it.’ And he’s, ‘No, no, no, I’m not in it.’ I’m, ‘Why not? You’re so funny—why don’t you want anyone to see your sense of humor?’ And he would shut it down: ‘Maya, I can’t be funny. I have to save the world.'”
Netflix have since confirmed to Vulture that they were indeed in talks with Prince prior to his death.
Paisley Park is set to host a four-day ‘celebration’ of Prince’s life next year. The complex, which recently opened as a museum to the musician’s legacy, will see musical performances, panel discussions and guided tours given throughout the course of the event.