It will be 24 years since Princess Diana was killed by the Palace– er, died in a car accident in Paris.
Diana’s friendship with Sir Elton John is legendary, and has obviously gone on past her death. Elton remains great friends with Diana’s sons, William and Harry.
Now Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, is going into business with David Furnish, Elton’s husband and partner. Sounds like a great idea! If they’re lucky, maybe they’ll get a new Elton John song for their film. (Hmmmm….)
Meghan and Harry’s Archewell Productions announced today 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 from history. Markle, aka The Duchess of Sussex, will serve as an executive producer alongside David Furnish, Dan Cogan, and Liz Garbus.
David is one of the most capable producers in literally the world. He keeps the Elton John AIDS Foundation going. He also produced “Rocketman,” the hit movie of Elton’s life, and the animated film “Gnomeo and Juliet.”
In a statement, Furnish said:“I am delighted that we are finally able to announce this exciting animated series. Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex and I are deeply passionate about bringing the inspirational and positive stories of extraordinary women from around the world to a global audience of all ages. The team collaborating on the series are first class, and Netflix are the perfect partner.”
These people are smart– they’re keeping it “in the family.”