Pearl will be one of a number of scripted series, docuseries, documentaries, features and children’s programming that the Sussexes will create through their Archewell foundation’s multi-year partnership with Netflix. Pearl will be the first animated production from Archewell, which previously announced their partnership with Netflix on a documentary series called Heart of Invictus.
Alongside Markle, the creative team set to bring Pearl to life includes a number of entertainment industry fixtures. Carolyn Soper (Tangled), David Furnish (Rocketman, Gnomeo & Juliet) and the Emmy-winning filmmaker duo Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo) are joining Pearl as producers. Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls) is on board as showrunner and executive producer.
At this early stage, not much is known about the detailed plot or potential cast of Pearl. The series will weave fantasy and history together, according to Megan Casey, Netflix’s Director of Original Animation. “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,” she said, per Deadline.
At yet, a release date for Pearl hasn’t been announced. That said, we’ll keep our eyes pearled for updates.