Harry, who served in the British Army in Afghanistan and hosted the first Invictus Games in 2014, will appear on screen and produce “Heart of Invictus”.
The documentary series will follow participants in their preparation for this sports competition for wounded or disabled veterans, which will take place in spring 2022 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
It will “open a window on the moving stories of these competitors on their way to the Netherlands next year,” Harry said in a statement.
This is the first audiovisual project of Archewell Productions, the couple’s company, which last September signed a contract with streaming giant Netflix to produce “hard-hitting” films and series.
If the financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, it would span several years and grant exclusivity to Netflix.
Several other projects are said to be in development, including series on nature or on inspiring women, but Meghan Markle, known for her role in “Suits”, has no plans to become an actress again.
“It is clear that the Invictus Games hold a very special place in their hearts, and I am delighted that their first series for Netflix is showing them to the world, in a way never seen before,” said Ted Sarandos, Director of Content at Netflix.
Meghan and Harry had formalized their relationship during the 2017 edition of the sports competition.
The Invictus Games, an international event like the Paralympic Games, take place in The Hague. Initially scheduled for 2020 and postponed twice due to the pandemic, they will finally take place in spring 2022.
The series, which will follow the training of the participants, will also address their “powerful stories of hope and resilience”.
Prince Harry and Meghan left the British royal family, and moved to California last year.
A shock interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in March rocked the British crown and was like a bombshell in the UK. They accused in particular an unnamed member of the royal family of having questioned the skin color of their unborn child.
The couple also run a charity, named Archewell as their production company.