Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce first Netflix production series based on The Invictus Games


Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s Archwell Productions are finally set to work on their first docuseries for Netflix after signing a production deal with the streaming platform last year. The series will be about The Invictus Games, the tournament for wounded veterans Prince Harry founded in 2014 and has a working title of Heart of Invictus. Heart of Invictus will be directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara, who won an Oscar for their documentary series The White Helmets, released in 2016.

Prince Harry will appear on camera and serve as executive producer on the series. In a statement, producers said the 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.”

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Prince Harry said in a statement, “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."

Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos said Archwell Productions is building "an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear." He said in a statement, “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."

(Source: The Associated Press)