Prince Harry and Meghan’s first Netflix series announced | Ents & Arts News

Prince Harry launched the first Invictus Games in 2014

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first show for Netflix is ​​a series about the Invictus games, it has been announced.

The program – which is called Heart Of Invictus – will be produced by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions and follow the contestants as they prepare for the 2022 games.

It was announced by Netflix on his Twitter Account.

Prince Harry set up the games, which first took place in 2014.

He sees members of the armed forces around the world who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses while competing in various sporting events.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed an agreement with Netflix last year, it is believed to be worth millions of pounds.

The couple also have a deal with spotify, having said in their recent bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that such partnerships would allow them to live without the financial support of the royal family.

Heart Of Invictus will be directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara. The duo previously worked together on Oscar-winning short The White Helmets.

Prince Harry will serve as executive producer and appear on screen.

Harry and Meghan watch contestants train ahead of Invictus games in 2018

The show will follow competitors from around the world as they work to compete in the Invictus Games next year – after being postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic.

The organizers will also be featured in the documentary.

Prince Harry said: “From the very first Invictus Games in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their 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 way to the Netherlands next year.

“As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, partnering 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, potential human and continuous service. “

Games see members of the armed forces and veterans compete against each other

Dominic Reid, Managing Director of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to put Netflix’s global spotlight on the men and women we work with, to ensure that more people can be. inspired. through their determination and courage to work for their recovery.

“This partnership will also provide significant funding for the charity. We are extremely grateful to our founding boss for his continued efforts to support the military community and for making this partnership a reality.

Prince Harry launched the first Invictus Games in 2014

Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the team at Archewell Productions are building an ambitious roster that reflects the values ​​and causes they hold dear.

“From the moment I met them, it was 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 presents this to the world in a way never before. seen before. ”

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