Meghan Markle Lands Animated Series at Netflix
Archewell Productions announced that it is developing a new animated series for Netflix. Created by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Pearl (working title) will be a family series that centers on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, who is inspired by a variety of influential women from history.
The Duchess of Sussex will serve as an executive producer alongside David Furnish (Rocketman, Gnomeo & Juliet), Carolyn Soper (Sherlock Gnomes, Tangled), and Emmy Award®-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, What Happened, Miss Simone?), and Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo). Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” said Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Co-Founder of Archewell Productions. “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.”
Pearl marks the first animated series from Archewell Productions. In April, Archewell Productions announced its first Netflix project, Heart of Invictus, a docu-series that’s being produced in partnership with The Invictus Games Foundation and will showcase powerful stories of resilience and hope from competitors on their journey to Invictus Games The Hague 2020, now set to take place in 2022.