Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ’s production company, Archewell Productions, is developing a new animation for Netflix.
And as part of the couple’s £112 million deal with the streaming platform, the Duchess of Sussex will work as a producer on the project.
Under the working title, Pearl, the animated series will centre around a 12 year old girl who is inspired by the tales of powerful women throughout history.
But it turns out that Pearl isn’t just special because it’s the company’s first animation, but that it has a personal connection to the duchess, too. As royal fans have spotted, ‘Meghan’ means ‘Pearl’.
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In a press release, the 40 year old said: “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges.”
Announcing the project, the Sussexes also revealed that Harry will be an executive producer, alongside David Furnish, Carolyn Soper, and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus, Amanda Rynda and Dan Cogan.
Giving more insight into the show, Megan Casey, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, explained that it promised to be, “An exciting tale that weaves together fantasy and history, Pearl focuses on a young girl who learns to step into her own power when she embarks on a heroic adventure and meets important women from history along the way.”
But before fans can see Pearl, the first series in production by Archewell Productions will shine a light on Harry’s involvement in the Invictus Games.
The docuseries, Heart of Invictus, is set to focus on a group of competitors as they train for the 2022 games, exploring stories of strength and determination.
“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,” said Prince Harry.
“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.”
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At present, neither series has a confirmed release date.
Last week a court ruled that the Meghan had won her appeal over a newspaper’s publication of a letter she’d sent to her estranged father.
Meghan has sued Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), publisher of the Mail on Sunday, after the publication shared snippets of a private she’d sent to her father in 2018.
Speaking of the ruling, she said: “This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”
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