Britain’s Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is set to produce an animated adventure series for the OTT platform Netflix. The series is about a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by historical female figures, her production company said Wednesday.
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” Meghan said in a statement, reported news agency AFP.
After quitting their royal duties last year, Meghan and her husband, Britain’s Prince Harry, signed a deal to produce content for the popular streaming platform.
The series will be produced by Archewell Productions, the company the couple formed together. It is named after their son Archie.
“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,” Meghan’s statement read.
Meghan will be an executive producer for ‘Pearl’. Her co-producers include Carolyn Soper, director of the animated movie “Sherlock Gnomes” and Liz Garbus, a US filmmaker whose work includes “Lost Girls,” as well as David Furnish, a Canadian filmmaker and husband of Elton John.
Meanwhile, the couple welcomed their daughter, their second-born, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in June. They named her Lilibet, which is Royal Family‘s nickname for Queen Elizabeth II, the baby’s great-grandmother. Her middle name is Diana, after Prince Harry and William’s late mother.