The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is producing an animated adventure series for Netflix.
Archewell Productions, the production company owned by Markle and Prince Harry will serve as the company behind the production.
The series, titled ‘Pearl’ revolves around the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, inspired by influential women in history.
Markle will executive produce, alongside David Furnish, Carolyn Soper, and Emmy-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus, and Dan Cogan. Amanda Rynda will serve as the showrunner.
Speaking about the project, 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 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.”
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In an Instagram post, David Furnish talked about his excitement about the series and working with Meghan Markle. See the post below
Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry founded Archewell productions in April 2020. Pearl is the second project for Archewell as part of their deal with Netflix, a deal signed in September 2020. Under which they will create scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, features, and also children’s programming.
Director of original animation at Netflix, Megan Casey also had this to say,
“An exciting tale that weaves together fantasy and history. Pearl focuses on a young girl who learns to step into her own power when she embarks on a heroic adventure and meets important women from history along the way. We’re excited to develop this animated series with our partners at Archewell Productions and Story Syndicate.”
Pearl marks the first animated production release by Archewell Productions. There’s been no release date announcement just yet.
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