Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first Netflix show to be about Invictus Games

  • 07/04/2021
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Photo credit: Getty

The first show to come from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix will be a behind-the-scenes story of the Invictus Games, the tournament for wounded veterans founded in 2014.

Heart of Invictus will follow competing individuals as they prepare for the 2022 sporting event, set to take place in The Hague.

Harry will feature on camera in the show as well as serving as one of its executive producers.

"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," said Harry in a statement.

"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 series, which was announced on the Invictus Games Foundation website, will be directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara.

The pair won an Oscar for their 2016 documentary short The White Helmets, which followed a group of volunteer rescue workers during the Syrian civil war.

In addition to their deal with Netflix, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also creating content for Spotify.

In their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry said he signed the deals as he needed the money.

"That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us," he said.

"From my perspective, all I needed was enough money to be able to pay for security to keep my family safe."

A release date for Heart of Invictus has not been announced.