Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Productions has announced the first project under its recently signed deal with Netflix. The project will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Tuesday its first series to hit the streaming service.
The multi-episode docuseries, titled “Heart of Invictus,” is in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation. The project is a docuseries about the organization behind the Invictus Games, the adaptive sports competition for veterans founded by Harry in 2014. The series will follow a group of service members who suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to competing at the next Invictus Games in 2022, as well as the organizers working to put on the event. The multi-episode series will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal stories of resilience and hope. The series will also follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games, postponed until next Spring, and as they partner with each nation’s team to support their competitors over the coming year. Harry, the Duke of Sussex will appear on camera and serve as Executive Producer on the series alongside The Invictus Games Foundation, which he is the patron of.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a multi-year deal with Netflix last year, shortly after making their public split with the royal family and relocating to Los Angeles. The deal covers scripted series, docuseries, documentaries, features and children’s programming. Other projects in development include a nature docu-series and an animated series that celebrates inspiring women.