Meghan Markle lands Netflix series with Elton Johns husband David Furnish07/15/2021
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Meghan Markle has landed a new Netflix series alongside Elton John's husband David Furnish.
Pearl – the working title of the project – will follow he adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women from history.
In a statement, Netflix 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 of Sussex will serve as an executive producer alongside David Furnish, Carolyn Soper, and Emmy Award winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan.
"Amanda Rynda will serve as the show runner and executive producer."
Meghan 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.
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"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."
Meanwhile, David added: "“I am delighted that we are finally able to announce this exciting animated series. Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex and I are deeply passionate about bringing the inspirational and positive stories of extraordinary women from around the world to a global audience of all ages.
"The team collaborating on the series are first class, and Netflix are the perfect partner."
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The announcement comes just hours after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive tell-all exposé with Oprah Winfrey was nominated for an Emmy.
The high controversial interview which aired earlier this year sparked fury around the world – especially in Britain – after the couple accused the Royal family of neglect.
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