Meghan & Harry Reveal 1st Netflix Docuseries 'Heart of Invictus' in Which the Duke Will Appear
Archewell Productions is working on its first docuseries, which will look at the Invictus Games Foundation and the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
Prince Harry is set to make his on-screen appearance in the new Netflix docuseries called "Heart of Invictus." Archewell Productions, part of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new venture, is producing the various episodes.
Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara head the team of executives making "Heart of Invictus," which looks at multiple former service members as the journey toward competing in the Invictus Games.
"HEART OF INVICTUS"
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's docuseries will zoom into the lives of the athletes from all around the world as they prepare and train for Invictus Games The Hague 2020, which got postponed until 2022.
All of the competitors are former or current service members who have sustained serious injuries or health issues they are overcoming by training like professional athletes to compete against one another. Prince Harry shared:
"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."
A new Archewell Productions release has been announced by @netflix. Heart of Invictus (director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara) is a multi-episode series that will follow a group of @WeAreInvictus competitors on their road to @InvictusGamesNL in 2022. pic.twitter.com/slLZ8LJQTV— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 6, 2021
PATRON AND CO-FOUNDER
The Duke of Sussex is heavily involved in the project as he is the patron of The Invictus Games Foundation and the co-founder of Archewell Productions, which are both key components in the docuseries.
The couple are also launching their podcast on Spotify, with their trailer giving a little taste of what is to come.
Not only will Prince Harry make an appearance in front of the camera, but he will also be working behind the camera as executive producer of "Heart of Invictus."
Prince Harry has been a champion of the Invictus Games since its inception so it’s fitting that Archewell’s first Netflix series will spotlight and celebrate the competition’s amazing athletes.— Netflix (@netflix) April 6, 2021
Heart of Invictus will follow the competitors as they prepare for 2022’s games. pic.twitter.com/yM7t2qdBsw
FIRST NETFLIX DEAL
This is the first project that the royals' production company is doing with Netflix. This docuseries forms part of a deal that Prince Harry and Markle have signed with Netflix, which stretches over several years.
As part of their deal with the streaming company, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will produce various inspirational documentaries, films, and series. Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer at Netflix, revealed:
“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."
The Duke of Sussex said he "couldn’t be more excited for the journey ahead" with his new show, called “Heart of Invictus.” https://t.co/UUp5spXv7H— HuffPost Ent (@HuffPostEnt) April 6, 2021
NOT THE ONLY MOVIE
The "Heart of Invictus" is not the only film production that the royal couple is part of at the moment, as another documentary focused on their royal exit is scheduled to air this fall.
Lifetime revealed that they are producing their third film about Markle and her husband. The documentary will focus on what happened behind closed palace walls that drove Prince Harry and Markle out of the monarchy.
"Heart of Invictus" a docu-series from Harry and Meghan's production company Archewell Productions is "now set to take place in 2022," Netflix said https://t.co/2yUO2Lt5GA— CNN Business (@CNNBusiness) April 6, 2021
Prince Harry and Markle are branching out into the entertainment industry with all of their trailers showing across all platforms. The couple is also launching their podcast on Spotify, with their trailer giving a little taste of what is to come.
The couple has promised that they are speaking to interesting people throughout the various episodes of their podcast show, sharing that they hope it will provide a better sense of connection after 2020.