Fans of Meghan Markle's children's book The Bench have something new to get excited about, because Archewell Productions, the media production arm of Prince Harry and Meghan's Archewell enterprise, are developing a new family oriented animated show for Netflix with the Duchess of Sussex as a producer. The show will be the production company's first animated series.
Speaking to Hello!, David Furnish, who will serve as an executive producer on the show alongside Meghan herself, called the duchess, "A fantastic collaborator, amazing leader." He added, "We're just very, very excited to be working with, you know, someone is as influential and as supportive as Netflix.”
Here's everything we know about it so far.
Its will celebrate women throughout history.
The show, which is currently operating under the working title Pearl, will center on a 12- year-old-girl who is inspired by the stories of influential women in history.
“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 press release announcing the series. “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."
Megan Casey, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, expanded on that, revealing that the show will be, “An exciting tale that weaves together fantasy and history, Pearl focuses on a young girl who learns to step into her own power when she embarks on a heroic adventure and meets important women from history along the way."
When is it coming out?
No clear dates have been announced yet for when fans can expect to see Pearl on their screens, but the information seems to suggest that the show is still in the early stages of development. We will update this post as more information become available.
Who is involved?
Meghan will be sharing her executive production role with David Furnish (Rocketman, Gnomeo & Juliet), Carolyn Soper (Sherlock Gnomes, Tangled), Liz Garbus (I'll Be Gone in the Dark, What Happened, Miss Simone?), Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo), and Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House). Rynda will also serve as showrunner for the production.
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