“Heart of Invictus”, a docu-series from Harry and Meghan’s production company Archewell Productions, will follow “a group of extraordinary competitors from around the world, all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on their way to Invictus Games The Hague 2020, which now should take place in 2022, “Netflix said Monday.
Prince Harry, a military veteran, founded Invictus Games in 2014. The event provides athletic events for wounded service members.
The multi-episode series, a partnership between Archewell Productions and The Invictus Games Foundation, will follow the competitors and organizers of the event.
“I could not be more excited about the journey forward or proud of the Invictus community for continually inspiring global healing, human potential and continued service,”
; Prince Harry said in a statement. He will act as executive producer in the series and appear on camera.
The Invictus Games Foundation will also be the executive producer, and the project will, according to “provide significant funding to the organization” Netflix (NFLX).
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they care about,” Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, said in a statement Monday. “From the moment I met them, it has been clear that Invictus Games has a very special place in their hearts, and I could not be happier that their first series for Netflix shows it to the world in a way that never has been seen before. “
The couple signed a multi-year production agreement with the streaming company in September. It includes script series, documentary series, documentaries, features and children’s programming. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Harry and Meghan come from a wide-ranging interview on CBS with Oprah Winfrey last month. The thesis, a cultural sensation that triggered news, conversations and even internet memes, averaged a staggering 17.1 million viewers in the United States.