The extended Archewell Productions universe isn’t just expecting a Meghan Markle and Prince Harry-produced romance movie – a docuseries about the Invictus Games, the international sporting event brainchild of the prince, will come to Netflix on August 30.
The Heart of Invictus is a five-part series about the sporting event for wounded, injured, and sick veterans and members of the armed services internationally. The Duke of Sussex founded the event in 2014 as a way to showcase and celebrate the veterans, as well as help them heal through the link between sports and mental health. “Invictus” translates to “unconquered.”
In the just-dropped trailer, Harry speaks to the athletes: “It is here at the Invictus Games that you realize: Whatever you carry, it is the springboard to the next level.”
The Heart of Invictus will tell several athletes’ stories about their path to the Games, and share their inspiring backgrounds. Viewers will also get a look at the work that goes into producing the international event.
A statement from Harry, who serves as an executive producer on the series, reads, “Our Invictus Games community represents some of the bravest and most dedicated individuals from 23 nations across the globe. Heart of Invictus is the incredible story of competitors brought together through service, who are now united through sport. While in various stages of recovery from both visible and invisible injuries, these competitors and their loved ones give a compelling look at their journey to the Invictus Games, in a way that commands admiration and respect.”
The series was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, who won the 2017 Best Documentary Short Oscar for The White Helmets. The show will consist of five hourlong episodes, and the list of producers is packed with a variety of knights, filmmakers, and filmmakers with knighthoods, including Joanna Natasegara, Ben Browning, Chanel Pysnik, Lord Allen of Kensington CBE, Sir Keith Mills GBE DL, Dominic Reid OBE, and Abigail Anketell-Jones.
Originally published in Vanityfair.com