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Meghan Markle to produce animated series ‘Pearl’ on Netflix – new statement

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These will be made by Archewell Productions, a company the couple own.

In a statement the company said: “Archewell Productions today announced that it is developing a new animated series for Netflix.

“Created by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Pearl (working title) will be a family series that centres on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, who is inspired by a variety of influential women from history.”

The Duchess will serve as executive producer, working alongside a number of industry veterans.

These include David Furnish who worked on Rocketman and Gnomeo & Juliet, along with Carolyn Soper who was involved with Sherlock Gnomes.

In September 2020 Harry and Meghan signed a deal with Netflix to produce content for the streaming giant.

They will make documentaries, dramas and children’s shows for the entertainment company.

The couple welcomed the deal, after it was announced, via a statement.

The Duke and Duchess said: “Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit, of courage, resilience and the need for connection.

“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.

“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens.”

Currently the Sussexes are living in Santa Barbara, north of Los Angeles, having stepped down from frontline royal duties last year.

On June 4 Meghan gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

After the Netflix deal was announced Ted Sarandos, the company’s chief content officer, expressed his joy at the partnership.

He stated: “We’re incredibly proud they have chosen Netflix as their creative home – and are excited about telling stories with them that can help build resilience and increase understanding for audiences everywhere.”

Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal has been compared to a similar agreement reached in 2018, with Barack and Michelle Obama.

This led to the Oscar winning documentary ‘American Factory’ and ‘Becoming’, a show focused on Mrs Obama.

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