Archewell Productions from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation, announced its first Netflix series. “Heart of Invictus”, from director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara (“The White Helmets”, “Evelyn”). The series will follow 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.
The logline: The multi-episode “The Invictus Games” will join the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope. The series will also follow the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games, postponed until next Spring, and as they partner with each nation’s team to support their competitors over the coming year.
“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, co-founder of Archewell Productions and patron of the Invictus Games Foundation in 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. 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 Invictus Games Foundation will serve as an executive producer.