Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally given us some insight to their deal with Netflix — and it's a cause very close to Harry's heart.
Archewell Productions, in partnership The Invictus Games Foundation and Oscar-winning filmmakers Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natesegara, will release a documentary series titled Heart of Invictus. The series will follow the competitors, wounded service members, on their road to the Invictus Games: The Hauge 2020, which has now been set to take place in 2022.
The Duke of Sussex is also the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, so it makes perfect sense that this would be his first TV deal. He founded the competition in 2014 as a way to honor injured service men and women. And not only is the royal executive producing the show, but Harry himself will also be making appearances in the show. So it's really a win for everyone.
Netflix made the announcement on Tuesday in a statement saying that the show "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."
"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," Prince Harry shared in the 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."
He added, "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 Archewell Productions' first ever Netflix series. Back in September 2020, the Sussexes signed a multiyear deal with the streaming platform to produce docu-series, scripted series, documentaries, features, and children's programming. Since then, they've had followers on their toes waiting to see what they'd produce.
According to E! News, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer at Netflix Ted Sarandos commended the Sussexes for their passion to create content that touches on an important subject matter.
"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."