Prince Harry held the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014, and is passionate about the international adaptive sport competition—so much so that as part of his and Meghan Markle's deal with Netflix, he executive produced a series on the games, called Heart of Invictus.
"Our Invictus Games community represents some of the bravest and most dedicated individuals from 23 nations across the globe," Prince Harry said in a statement. "Heart of Invictus is the incredible story of competitors brought together through service, who are now united through sport. While in various stages of recovery from both visible and invisible injuries, these competitors and their loved ones give a compelling look at their journey to the Invictus Games, in a way that commands admiration and respect."
There are hour-long episodes in Heart of Invictus, and the show was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara. It was filmed at last year's delayed Invictus Games in the Hague. Per Netflix, "the series follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe, all service members who have experienced life-changing injuries or illnesses, on their road to the Invictus Games The Hague. The multi-episode series joins the competitors as they train, and along the way reveal powerful stories of resilience and hope. The series also follows the organizers as they work to prepare for the Games alongside each nation’s team, supporting the competitors as well as their friends and families."
The premiere of the show is timed towards the next Invictus Games, which will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from September 9 through September 16. Both Prince Harry and Meghan are set to attend the 2023 games.
All five episodes dropped at midnight pacific time (so 3 a.m. eastern time) on Wednesday, August 30, and are now streaming. Watch on Netflix
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