We’ve been waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to announce more projects with their Netflix deal. Before now, the only series they’ve confirmed is a docu-series about Invictus Games athletes, and I’m really looking forward to that. Their second project is apparently an animated series about inspirational women. They’re working with David Furnish, who is Elton John’s husband.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s second Netflix project will focus on a 12-year-old girl’s adventures in an animated series. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Productions announced Wednesday that the working title “Pearl” will be developed for the streaming service. Meghan created the idea of the family-focused animated series, which was inspired by a variety of women from history.
Meghan will serve as an executive producer with filmmaker David Furnish, who worked as a producer on “Rocketman” and “Sherlock Gnomes.”
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said in a statement. “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.”
The couple recently signed a deal to create content for Netflix and are creating content podcasts for Spotify. The first project with Netflix will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.
My guess is that as Pearl tries to deal with her own life and struggles, she learns more about the life and struggles of famous women throughout history. The Eleanor Roosevelts, Harriet Tubmans, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott Kings of history. I mean, that would be my pitch for it, God knows how Meghan pitched it. Remember when the British papers were trying to make it sound like Harry and Meghan were going to be responsible for The Crown? They always said they just wanted to make family programming and stuff like that though.
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