Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed details of their first project with Netflix. We recently reported that the couple had signed a deal with Netflix, and it looks like their first big project will be a docuseries titled Heart of Invictus.
The docuseries will apparently follow service members from around the globe “who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses” while they prepare to compete in the Invictus Games in 2022.
Their first project with Netflix will focus on The Invictus Games
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The Invictus Games are an athletic event specifically for wounded and sick service members and veterans. While there, they compete in a number of adaptive sports such as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
“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,” Harry says in the press release about the project. “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.”
Excitement for the highly-anticipated docuseries
“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,” he continues.
Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix, has also released a statement following the confirmation of the project details. “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,” he says. “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.”