Prince Harry to turn his tournament for wounded veterans into Netflix series - Heart of Invictus

Prince Harry will appear on camera and executive-produce Heart of Invictus, a multi-episode series, which follows competitors as they train for the upcoming competition in The Netherlands
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all set to start work on a new series for Netflix – Heart of Invictus.

The docu series which will be produced by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions, is about The Invictus Games, the tournament for wounded veterans Harry founded in 2014.

Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara, who won an Oscar for their 2016 documentary The White Helmets, will follow a group of Invictus Games competitors, "all service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses" as they prepare for the Paralympics-style competition, which will be held in 2022, the Invictus Foundation announced.

The fifth annual Invictus Games were set to be held in The Hague in The Netherlands in 2020, but due to the pandemic, they were postponed from 2020 to 2021, and then again to 2022. The games are set to be held in Spring 2022 and over 500 competitors from 20 nations are expected compete in a series of adaptive sports.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, will not only be the executive producer of the multipart series but also appear on camera.

"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," Prince Harry said 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.”

Archewell Productions signed a deal with Netflix last year. The production company is set to make documentaries, docu-series, feature films…exclusively for the streamer. Meghan and Harry, who stepped down as senior members of the British royal family in March and moved to California in April, recently appeared on a bombshell interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

In the interview with Winfrey last month - in which they claimed an unnamed royal had asked how dark their baby's skin would be - plunged the monarchy into a crisis since the death of Lady Diana. The couple, who tied the knot in 2018 and welcomed their first born Archie Harrison in 2019, are all set to welcome a baby girl soon.

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