Meghan Markle creating new animated Netflix series inspired by influential women

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's company Archewell Productions has announced they're working on a new animated series for Netflix as part of their deal with the streaming giant.

Royal expert Omid Scobie broke the news as he shared the press release on his Twitter page, which states that the Duchess of Sussex, 39, will also executive produce the show.

The family series will follow the adventures of a young girl, who is inspired by influential women in history.

The statement reads: "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 centers on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, who is inspired by a variety of influential women in history."

"The Duchess of Sussex will serve as an executive producer alongside David Furnish (Rocketman, Gnomeo & Juliet), Carolyn Soper (Sherlock Gnomes, Tangled), and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus (I'll Be Gone in the Dark, What Happened, Miss Simone?), and Dan Cogan (Icarus, The Apollo). Amanda Rynda (DC Super Hero Girls, The Loud House) will serve as showrunner and executive producer."

In the caption, royal biographer Omid explained: "Big news from Archewell Productions today, who have announced a new @netflix animated series following the adventures of a 12-year-old girl, who has been inspired by influential women from history.

"Pearl (working title) is executive produced by Duchess Meghan and David Furnish."

Omid then shared a quote directly from the royal, who said of the project: "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.

"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."

It is unclear when the show will land on Netflix.

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