Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have joined hands with Netflix to work together on a documentary about the Invictus games. Backed by the pair’s Archewell Productions, the documentary is titled Heart of Invictus. The documentary will be directed by The White Helmets director Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara will join the team as a producer as well. Harry has been pretty instrumental in the launch of the Invictus Games, and is now very excited to be a part of this project.
The Invictus Games were first organised in 2014 and was inspired by the Warrior Games attended by a number of injured officers. The documentary will follow a group of competitors, from around the globe and talk to them about their prep for the Invictus Games The Hague, which will take place in 2022. The list of people who will make an appearance will include all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses and have still made it to the competition. The announcement comes six months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming service.
“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,” said Prince Harry.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 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,” said Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
The Prince will also appear on camera and serve as the executive producer of the series alongside The Invictus Games Foundation, which he is the sponsor of. The multi-episode series will chronicle the training sessions of the competitors, follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games.