Last year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix to create content with the streaming service. Now, the couple has announced what their first project with Netflix will be.
Variety reported that Meghan and Harry will be making their producing debut with Heart of Invictus, a docuseries that will chronicle the Invictus Games, which is the global adaptive sports competition that was founded by Harry.
The series will follow a group of international competitors, all service members who experienced life-changing injuries or illnesses, as they prepare for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, which will now be happening in 2022. The series will be documenting their training while also chronicling their powerful personal stories, and it will follow the Games’ organizers as they support the athletes as well.
Not only will Harry be executive producing the series, he will also appear in it on camera.
“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,” Harry said 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,” he added.
The Invictus Games Foundation will be producing the series as well, with Netflix saying that the project will provide “significant funding to the organization.”
“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,” he continued. “We are extremely grateful to our Founding Patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen.”
Netflix is reportedly very excited about collaborating with Meghan and Harry on the series.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer. “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.”