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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Productions announced their first Netflix documentary series, called “Heart of Invictus,” on Tuesday.
The show will follow veterans competing in the Duke of Sussex Invictus Games as they train for the Invictus Games in The Hague, which will take place in 2022. Harry founded the games, which are a Paralympic-style multi-sport event for wounded military personnel. , in 2014.
“This series will provide communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their way to the Netherlands next year,” Prince Harry said in a statement shared with HuffPost.
“As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, in association with the Invictus Games Foundation, I couldn’t be more excited about the journey ahead or more proud of the Invictus community for continually inspiring global healing, human potential and service. continued, “he added. .
Both Harry and the Invictus Games Foundation are listed as executive producers on the series, which is directed by director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara. The statement provided by Netflix says the show “will provide significant funding to the organization.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they signed a massive multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020, just months after revealing their intention to step back as active members of the royal family in January.
The couple said at the time they wanted to create “content that informs but also gives hope”, something that is reflected in recent Netflix news, which said that “Heart of Invictus” would “reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope.”
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, said Tuesday that Harry, Meghan and their team at Archewell Productions are “building an ambitious list that reflects the values and causes they hold dear.”
“From the moment I met them, it was clear that Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I couldn’t be happier that their first Netflix series is showing that to the world in a way never seen before. Sarandos said.
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