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Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Readies First Netflix Series


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Archewell Productions, founded by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is set to launch its first Netflix series, Heart of Invictus.

The multi-episode series, made in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, will follow a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe—all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses—on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022. Heart of Invictus is from the Oscar-winning team of director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets, Virunga, Evelyn).

Heart of Invictus will join the competitors as they train, and along the way, reveal powerful 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.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, co-Founder of Archewell Productions and Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “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. 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.”

Dominic Reid, chief executive of the Invictus Games Foundation, said: “We’re very excited about the opportunity to shine the global spotlight of Netflix on the men and women that we work with, in order to ensure that even more people can be inspired by their determination and fortitude in working towards their recovery. This partnership will also bring in significant funding to the charity. We are extremely grateful to our founding patron for his continued efforts to support the military community, and for making this partnership happen.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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