The docu-series, a product of Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions, was announced Tuesday. It follows 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,” according to Netflix.
Heart of Invictus will be directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara, with Harry himself producing and appearing in the series, which is in partnership with his The Invictus Games Foundation. Harry founded the games back in 2014 to honor those injured in service, as it gives many across the globe a chance to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and sitting backetball.
“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 said in the statement. “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.”
With their deal, the power couple is also set to produce scripted series, features and children’s shows, but no release date has been announced yet for their first offering.
“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,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.