Harry and Meghan reveal first Netflix series

Anya MeyerowitzTue, 6 April 2021, 5:07 pm

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Red Online

Back in September, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had signed a deal with Netflix worth over £100 million. And now, the pair have confirmed their very first project with the streaming service, and it’s on a topic very close to Harry’s heart.

The couple will produce Heart of Invictus, a documentary series about the Invictus Games, a multi-sport event for the wounded, injured or sick armed forces personnel, which Harry set up after himself leaving the armed forces.

Photo credit: Chris Jackson
Photo credit: Chris Jackson

Participants at the games take part in nine sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing, and the multi-episode series will follow the ‘group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe” as they train for the competition. The competitors will be getting ready for the games in The Hague 2022, which have been rescheduled twice, having originally been planned for 2020.

Harry, who will both executive produce the series and appear on camera, said: ‘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.’

Dominic Reid, chief executive of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: ‘We’re very excited about the opportunity to shine the global spotlight of Netflix on the men and women that we work with, in order to ensure that even more people can be inspired by their determination and fortitude in working towards their recovery.

‘This partnership will also bring in significant funding to the charity. We are extremely grateful to our Founding Patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen.’

A release date for the series has not yet been mentioned but we’ll be keeping a watchful eye and update you as we hear more.

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