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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Announce First Netflix Series

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Announce First Netflix Series
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a deal with Netflix through Archewell Productions last year.  (Chris Jackson/PA Wire URN:59063503) (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:16 AM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a new Netflix docuseries in the works. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a deal with the streaming service through Archewell Productions last year and have now revealed their first project, "Heart of Invictus." The series will showcase the stories of competitors on their journey to Invictus Games The Hague 2020, which is now set to take place in 2022. The Invictus Games uses sport to encourage recovery, support rehabilitation and create awareness for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. 

"Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve," said Harry, who will be appearing in the docuseries, in a statement

"This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year. As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, I couldn’t be more excited for the journey ahead or prouder of the Invictus community for continuously inspiring global healing, human potential and continued service."

"Heart of Invictus" is being produced in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation, which will receive "significant funding" from the project, according to Variety.

"We’re very excited about the opportunity to shine the global spotlight of Netflix on the men and women that we work with, in order to ensure that even more people can be inspired by their determination and fortitude in working towards their recovery," said Dominic Reid, chief executive of the Invictus Games Foundation. 

"This partnership will also bring in significant funding to the charity. We are extremely grateful to our Founding Patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen."

Harry and Markle’s deal with Netflix includes feature films, scripted TV series, and documentaries, as well as children’s shows. Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer, praised the couple for "building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear."

"From the moment I met them, it’s been clear that the Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I couldn’t be happier that their first series for Netflix will showcase that for the world in a way never seen before," he said.

In addition to the Netflix deal, Harry is also exploring his options in Silicon Valley. Last month it was announced that he had taken up a position as chief impact officer of tech startup BetterUp Inc., a company with a stated focus on mental wellness and life coaching. Harry is expected to advocate publicly on topics related to mental health while also having input in product strategy decisions and charitable contributions. It is not clear how much he will be paid. 

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