More About, “ME”
The Meghan Show! Duchess of Sussex drops major hint that new animated Netflix series will be based on; “HER” the 12-year-old ‘star’ “Pearl” (The Welsh meaning of her own name)
“Meghan”, The Inspiration:
The 39-year-old mother-of-two announced details of her new project for the streaming giant on Wednesday, revealing that she will both ‘create and produce’ the series, which focuses on a ’12-year-old heroine who finds inspiration in influential women from history’.
Meghan true role within the creation of the series – “serving as the inspiration for its title character”.
Few other details were released about the series – which is being co-produced by Elton John’s husband David Furnish – including which influential female figures will feature, however the choice of name for its young ‘heroine’ offers a fair amount of insight into the kind of character that will be portrayed on screen.
The name Meghan originated in Wales, where it is traditionally spelled Megan, and where it means ‘pearl’ – the moniker given to the leading lady of the Duchess of Sussex’s new animated series.
This is not the first time that Meghan has chosen to draw on her own life as the inspiration for her professional projects – something that she did most recently with her debut children’s book The Bench, which was firmly panned by readers on both sides of the Atlantic.
The tome was inspired by a poem that the Duchess wrote for Prince Harry on Father’s Day, and featured several illustrations that appear to depict herself, her husband, and their first-born child Archie.
As well as serving as the basis for the title character for her new Netflix project, Meghan will also serve as ‘creator and executive producer’ – marking the first time that the former actress and Suits star will work in the position of EP.
Filmmaker David, 58, will also serve as an executive producer on the series, called Pearl, which will ‘weave together fantasy and history’ while focusing ‘on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl’ as she attempts to ‘overcome life’s daily challenges’.