Meghan Markle is teaming with Netflix for an all new animated series coming soon to the streamer.
On Wednesday (July 14), Netflix and Archewell Productions announced that they are in the process of developing an all new animated series, which was created by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, herself.
Called Pearl (working title), the family series is set to center on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by a variety of influential women from history.
Markle will be teaming with David Furnish (Rocketman), Carolyn Soper (Tangled), and Emmy winners Liz Garbus (I’ll Be Gone in the Dark) and Dan Cogan (Icarus), to bring the animated series to life. All four of the aforementioned individuals will serve as executive producers on Pearl.
Also executive producing is DC Super Hero Girls vet Amanda Rynda, who will serve as showrunner on the animated series.
The new Netflix Original is being developed as part of a multi-year deal between the streamer and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Productions banner; the royal couple inked the deal with Netflix— which fill find them focusing on developing documentaries, films, scripted television shows, and children’s series— in September 2020.
In a statement announcing the new Netflix series, Meghan Markle said: “Like many girls her age, our heroine Pearl is on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to overcome life’s daily challenges.”
“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 continued. “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.”
Currently, there’s no word on when we might expect to see Pearl debut via Netflix.