Through a series called Pearl, Archewell Pictures, Meghan Markle’s production company is making its first venture into animation. The program is intended for children and will combine fantasy and history.
Markle will be executive producing the project with David Furnish (the husband of Elton John).
Furnish stated in a statement that she and The Duchess Of Sussex are passionate about sharing the inspiring and positive stories of exceptional women around the globe to a worldwide audience of all ages.
“The series is a team effort that has been first-class, and Netflix is the perfect partner.”
In September 2019, the Royal couple announced their partnership with Netflix. The streaming service has already greenlit the production Heart of Invictus, the first and only one.
Prince Harry is the host of the series, which traces the competitors’ journey leading up to the Invictus Games. A multi-country event in the Olympic style featuring wounded service personnel from many countries.
Pearl will instead focus on the adventures of a 12-year old girl who meets notable women from history.
Meghan released a statement saying that Pearl, like many other girls her age, is embarking on a journey to self-discovery to face daily challenges.
“I am thrilled that Archewell Productions has partnered with Netflix and these unique producers to bring you this animated series which will celebrate extraordinary women from history. David Furnish, me, and this series have been in the works for a while. I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you today.
The Duchess of Sussex, co-editor of British Vogues’ September 2019 issue, chose a group of female change-makers as the cover.
They included Jacinda Ardern (New Zealand Prime Minister), Jane Fonda, actor Jane Fonda and Greta Thunberg (actor and producer), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Salma Hayak Pinault, and Yara Shahidi, youth voting activist.
In May, Global Citizen’s Vax Live saw the Suits alumni speak about gender inequality and the pandemic’s effects on them.
Her speech included the following: “Women, especially women of color, have seen a generation lost in economic gains. Nearly 5.5 million American women have lost their jobs since the pandemic started. Forty-seven million more women worldwide are likely to fall into extreme poverty.
This is a joy that we share with millions of other families all over the globe. We think of her and think about all the young girls and women worldwide who need to be supported and allowed to move us forward.
Although Pearl’s release date has not been yet announced, more work is likely to be done through the couple’s Netflix collaboration. This includes documentaries and children’s programs.