As part of their multimillion-dollar deal with the streaming platform, Markle is working on a children’s animated series called Pearl. While it’s still in the earlier stages of development, we do know that the series will focus on the adventures of a young girl who discovers her own potential as she meets famous women in history.
According to Megan Casey, director of original animation at Netflix, the series is an "exciting tale that weaves together fantasy and history," and the main character will "learn to step into her own power" as she encounters these historical figures.
In a statement, Markle said, "Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges. 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. David Furnish and I have been eager to bring this special series to light, and I am delighted we are able to announce it today.”
Markle, who created the upcoming series, will also serve as executive producer, along with David Furnish, Carolyn Soper, Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan. Per The Hollywood Reporter, co-executive producer Soper said, "Animation is the perfect medium to bring this fun, heartfelt and inspiring story to life. Pearl is a character in which everyone will recognize a piece of themselves while absolutely rooting for her as she discovers so much about the world, both past and present, and how she fits into it."
The exciting news comes just a few months after Prince Harry announced his Netflix docuseries, Heart of Invictus, which will include the inspiring stories of athletes who competed in the duke’s Invictus Games. In a statement, Harry said, "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."
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