Amid the still-simmering tabloid debates, Royal Family misfits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced a brand new Netflix docuseries titled Live to Lead. The new project from the couple follows the immensely popular Harry & Meghan, released earlier this month across two volumes.
In Live to Lead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will show their skills as executive producers and contributors over a seven-part series inspired by the legacy of South African social justice hero Nelson Mandela.
The new series has been slated for arrival on Netflix on December 31st and will include in-depth interviews with climate activist Greta Thunberg, the late attorney and US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
The synopsis for the project, which has been produced in partnership with The Nelson Mandela Foundation, reads: “Extraordinary leaders reflect on their legacies and share messages of courage, compassion, humility, hope and generosity.
“Inspired by the iconic legacy of Nelson Mandela, Live to Lead highlights the fundamental values, daily disciplines and guiding principles that leaders employ to motivate others and create meaningful change.”
Other prominent interviewees include social justice attorney Bryan Stevenson, South African rugby player Siya Kolisi and feminist icon Gloria Steinem, and Harry and Meghan themselves.
At the end of the trailer (see below), the estranged Prince says: “This was inspired by Nelson Mandela, who once said, ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.’ It’s about people who have made brave choices,” with Markle adding: “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Putting the streaming figures of the fifth series of The Crown, Harry & Meghan achieved a staggering 2.4 million streamers on its first day of release.
Watch the trailer for Live to Lead below.