Meghan Markle has made some interesting announcements about her animated series for Netflix. Prince Harry‘s wife has partnered with David Furnish, the husband of pop music legend Elton John, for the anticipated project.
The series will feature a 12-year-old girl named Pearl and will be based on the childhood of the former actress. The mother of two’s first name, Meghan, which has Greek and Welsh origins, means Pearl in the land of Hellas.
In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s production company, Archewell Productions, signed a huge deal with the streaming company with the goal of developing content that is in line with social messages pushed by the power couple.
The documentary Heart of Invictus was announced in April 2021. It will follow competitors who are training for the 2022 Invictus Games.
In addition to a story about self-discovery, Meghan Markle’s animated series is also a venue to pay tribute to women who have marked history.
Meghan Markle said in a statement: “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 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.”
Megan Casey, the director of original animation at Netflix, continued: “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.”
While fans are very excited about the whole thing, some critics say that the former royal is trying to make herself look good with the series. She has been accused of being a bit narcissistic for making this move.
Observers have praised the former royals for putting some of the family drama behind them to focus on pushing uplifting messages.
After the Oprah Winfrey interview, it had seemed like Harry and Meghan were going to spend years taking on the British monarchy on issues related to race and equality.
However, after the birth of their daughter, Lilibeth Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in June, things have appeared different, and the tension has gone down.
It will be interesting to see if the peace will last.