netflix developing animated series with meghan markle, the duchess of sussex



by Helvine Achieng July 19, 2021

American over-the-top content platform and production company Netflix is developing a new animated series with Meghan Markle and Archwell productions. The Duchess of Sussex, is getting into the animation world after a production outfit which she founded with her husband, Prince Harry.

The series, tentatively titled "Pearl," is about the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is "inspired by a variety of influential women from history," according to a press release.

"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 in a statement.

On the new deal, Meghan shared, 

"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."

Megan Casey, director of original animation at Netflix, described the project as one that "weaves together fantasy and history."

"Pearl" would be the first animated series from Harry and Meghan's Archewell Productions.

The pair is already working with Netflix on a docu-series about the Invictus Games. Meghan will serve as an executive producer, alongside David Furnish ("Rocketman") and others.