'Couldn't Be More Excited For The Journey Ahead': Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Announce Archewell Productions' First Netflix Series 'Heart Of Invictus'
A new venture! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced on Tuesday, April 6, that Archewell Productions' first Netflix series will be called Heart of Invictus — a documentary about the Invictus Games, a multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports, which began in 2014.
"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," Harry said in a statement.
He continued, "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."
The red-headed royal will appear on camera and be an Executive Producer on the series — which is directed by Orlando von Einsiedel — alongside The Invictus Games Foundation, which "will provide significant funding to the organization."
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear. 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,” Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, added in a statement.
According to the press release, the multi-episode series will show the competitors training, in addition to their "powerful stories of resilience and hope."
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Ever since Harry, 36, created the foundation, it has remained a vital part of his life. So much so, Harry introduced his wife to the organization in 2017, and one year later, she gushed over being part of the fun.
"On a very personal note, I just wanted to thank all of you for welcoming me into the Invictus family. I am truly so grateful to be a part of this with each and every one of you," she said in her speech.
The 2022 Invictus Games will be held in the Netherlands.