Netflix's new animated series 'Pearl,' created by Meghan and Harry, in development
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Wednesday that the working title “Pearl” will be developed for the streaming service. Meghan created the idea of the family-focused animated series, which was inspired by a variety of women from history.
Meghan will serve as an executive producer with filmmaker David Furnish, who worked as a producer on “Rocketman” and “Sherlock Gnomes.”
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history.”
The couple recently signed a deal to create content for Netflix and are creating content podcasts for Spotify. The first project with Netflix will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.
The multi-episode series "will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022," according to a statement from Netflix in April.
And expect to see a familiar face: Prince Harry is set to appear in and executive produce the series, in partnership with his patronage, The Invictus Games Foundation. Director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara are also on board.
The cause is near and dear to Prince Harry's heart. The Duke of Sussex created the Invictus Games – an international competition in which wounded warriors compete in multiple sports, including wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball – in 2014 to honor and provide a platform for injured servicemen and women.
The couple have been detangling their lives from the British royal family and are living in California.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson