Archewell Productions was created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to produce programming that informs, elevates, and inspires. Through its creative partnership with Netflix — the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with more than 195 million members —Archewell Productions will utilize the power of storytelling to embrace our shared humanity and duty to truth through a compassionate lens.
Archewell Productions has announced two exciting projects:
Heart of Invictus
Heart of Invictus is a docu-series that will showcase powerful stories of resilience and hope from competitors on their journey to Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022. This series is being produced in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation and comes from the Oscar-winning team of director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets, Virunga, Evelyn). Since 2014, The Invictus Games has brought together wounded, injured, or sick servicemembers and veterans from across the world to participate internationally in a premier sporting competition — showing us how the power of sport can inspire and heal us all.
“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.”
– The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founder of Archewell Productions and Founder of The Invictus Games and The Invictus Games Foundation
Pearl (working title) is an animated series that centers on the heroic adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women from history. The Duchess of Sussex will serve as an executive producer alongside David Furnish (Rocketman, Gnomeo & Juliet), Carolyn Soper (Sherlock Gnomes, Tangled), and Emmy Award®-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, What Happened, Miss Simone?), and Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo). Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges. I’m thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring you this new animated series, which celebrates extraordinary women throughout history. David Furnish and I have been eager to bring this special series to light, and I am delighted we are able to announce it today.”
– Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Co-Founder of Archewell Productions