Archewell, the foundation created by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has announced the launch of its first Netflix series via its production arm, Heart of Invictus. The project will be produced in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation.
The series shines the spotlight on a group of extraordinary Invictus Games competitors from around the globe — members of the military who have had their lives changed by catastrophic injury or illness. The series follows their preparations for The Invictus Games in The Hague in 2022.
Heart of Invictus features the Oscar-winning team of director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets, Virunga and Evelyn). The Duke will himself appear on camera and serves as executive producer, along with representatives from The Invictus Games Foundation.
“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,” said Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, via a 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.”
Added Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Archewell Productions team are building an ambitious slate that reflects the values and causes they hold dear. 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.”
(Photo: Archewell Productions)