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Meghan Markle’s upcoming Netflix show ‘Pearl’ may have been inspired by her own life

Summary List PlacementMeghan, Duchess of Sussex announced on Wednesday that she plans to executive produce an animated TV series for Netflix.  The series, which has the working title "Pearl," will follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women throughout 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 Markle, who serves as co-founder of Archewell productions, said in a statement on its website. "I'm thrilled that Archewell Productions, partnered with the powerhouse platform of Netflix, and these incredible producers, will together bring...

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced on Wednesday that she plans to executive produce an animated TV series for Netflix. 

The series, which has the working title “Pearl,” will follow the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women throughout 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 Markle, who serves as co-founder of Archewell productions, said in a statement on its website.

“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,” she added.

While it’s not yet known whether there will be autobiographical aspects to the series, it’s possible that the show was inspired by some of Markle’s own experiences. The duchess appears to have named the series after herself.

As pointed out by one royal fan on Twitter, the name “Meghan” means Pearl.

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“Meghan” is a name of Welsh origin that means Pearl, according to websites Baby Names and The Bump.

Markle will work on the series with Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, who is known for his work on “Rocketman,” a movie about his husband Elton John’s life.

A release date has not yet been confirmed.

The theme of “influential women” won’t be a surprise to those familiar with the duchess’ previous work.

Markle guest-edited the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled “Forces for Change,” in which 15 inspirational women appeared on the cover.

The women, including “The Good Place” star and activist Jameela Jamil and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were handpicked by Markle for “raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice, and open mindedness.”

This is the second Netflix series announced under Markle and Prince Harry’s production company, Archewell. 

In April Archewell Productions announced plans for “Heart of Invictus,” a show that follows a group of competitors as they prepare for the Invictus Games, which Harry launched for wounded or injured army personnel in 2014 while he was a working royal.

The Duke of Sussex will serve as an executive producer on the series.

Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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