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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex will create and executive produce the new series, which currently has the working title Pearl.
The series is Meghan's first scripted television project since her role as Rachel in Suits. Pearl will be aimed at families and will follow a 12-year-old girl who goes on adventures inspired by different influential women throughout history.
The Duke and Duchess signed a multi-year development deal with the streaming service last year, which will see their Archewell company produce and create scripted TV shows, documentaries and children's programming.
Amanda Rynda will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Meghan. David Furnish, Carolyn Soper and Emmy winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan are also part of the production team.
“Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges,” said Meghan, “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.
She added: “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.”
Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in Santa Barbara, California on 4th June 2021. The name is a sweet tribute to both Harry's mother, Princess Diana, and to the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.
In the days that followed Lili's arrival, Prince Harry and Meghan were embroiled in controversy over their new daughter's name and whether they asked the Queen's permission to use her childhood moniker.
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