The Duke and Duchess of Sussex get greenlight for first Netflix series.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been given the green light for their first Netflix series - a documentary about the Invictus Games.
Their production company, Archewell Productions, will make Heart of Invictus, directed by The White Helmets director, Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara.
Prince Harry has been integral figure in the launch of the Invictus Games back in 2014 and was inspired by the Warrior Games attended by a number of injured officers.
The documentary will follow a group of competitors, from around the world, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses, on their road to the Invictus Games at The Hague, which will now take place in 2022.
The Games were postponed twice, in 2020 and 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This news comes six months after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming service.
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The multi-episode series will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal stories of resilience and hope.
Harry, the Duke of Sussex will appear on camera and serve as Executive Producer on the series alongside The Invictus Games Foundation, which he is the patron of.
“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. 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,” said Prince Harry.
“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.
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,” added Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
The Invictus Games is also where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public appearance as a couple back in September 2017.