Just a few months ago we heard Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had landed a production deal with Netflix and today the streaming service has announced the couple’s first project!
Archewell Productions (named after the couple’s foundation) has teamed up with the Invictus Games Foundation (the charitable foundation supporting the multi-national sporting event for wounded, injured or sick service personnel started by Prince Harry in 2014) to create a docuseries about the games.
It’s called Heart of Invictus and according to a statement from Netflix, it’ll cover the “human stories and resilient spirit behind The Invictus Games.”
The multi-episode series from Oscar-winning director Orlando von Eisendel and fellow Oscar-winning producer Joanna Natasegara will follow a group of competitors who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the 2022 Games in The Hague.
“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 says in a statement.
Prince Harry has been a champion of the Invictus Games since its inception so it’s fitting that Archewell’s first Netflix series will spotlight and celebrate the competition’s amazing athletes.
Heart of Invictus will follow the competitors as they prepare for 2022’s games. pic.twitter.com/yM7t2qdBsw
— Netflix (@netflix) April 6, 2021
“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 years,” the Duke continues.
“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.”
Prince Harry will be appearing on camera and serving as Executive Producer, and the project will provide funding to the Invictus Games Foundation supporting their efforts to improve and influence recovery and rehabilitation of Service personnel through sport.
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