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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce First Netflix Series and It's About a Project That Is Very Close to Their Heart

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce First Netflix Series and It's About a Project That Is Very Close to Their Heart

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stated that they hoped to create impactful content for their audience.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been venturing out into new arenas after stepping down as senior members of the royal family. According to a recent report by People, the couple is now focused on their first project with Netflix.

The Invictus Games, a Paralympics-style competition for wounded service personnel and veterans founded by Prince Harry in 2014, announced that the royal couple's production house, Archewell, will be producing a docuseries about the event as their first Netflix project. The announcement was made through the official website of the foundation on April 6, 2021.



 

The series titled Heart of Invictus will follow the athletes preparing for the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands. Oscar-winning British director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara are said to spearhead the project.

"The multi-episode series will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope. The series will also follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games, postponed until next Spring, and as they partner with each nation's team to support their competitors over the coming year," stated the project's press release.



 

Meanwhile, speaking of the first project with the OTT platform, Prince Harry stated, "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." He added, "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."

He continued, "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."



 

In addition to being the executive producer of the series, Prince Harry will also appear on-screen.

The news of the docuseries comes a year after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. At the time, the couple stated, "Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection." They added, "Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope," according to People.



 

The power couple stated that they hoped to share impactful content to the masses with the help of Netflix's unprecedented reach.

Recently, Prince Harry also confirmed an executive position with a Silicon Valley startup named BetterUp Inc. According to People, the Duke will be the new Chief Impact Officer of coaching and mental health for the company. Speaking of his new title, the Prince stated, "I intend to help create impact in people's lives. Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life."

He continued, "As BetterUp's first Chief Impact Officer, my goal is to lift up critical dialogues around mental health, build supportive and compassionate communities, and foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations. And my hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence."

References: 

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-prince-harry-first-netflix-project-docuseries-invictus-games/

https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/new-netflix-series-to-cover-the-invictus-games-foundation-and-the-journey-to-the-invictus-games-the-hague-2020/

https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-prince-harry-netflix-deal-documentaries-family-programming/

https://people.com/royals/prince-harry-new-job-betterup-chief-impact-officer/

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