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The Royals, E!'s first original scripted series centered around a fictional British royal family featuring Elizabeth Hurley as the queen of England, has added Merritt Patterson to the cast. Merritt will play the role of an American girl whose father works for the royal family, causing her to end up in a relationship with the prince, played by William Moseley. The cast also includes Vincent Regan as the king, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn. The show is centered around the trials and tribulations of a modern day monarchy and is filled with drama, decadence and more. Merritt has appeared in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief as well as on the TV »
Exclusive: Merritt Patterson (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) has been cast in E!‘s first scripted series The Royals, which stars Elizabeth Hurley and was ordered to series in March. Patterson will play an American girl whose father is the head of security for the fictional royal family in modern day London. She is in a clandestine relationship with the prince (William Moseley) much to the dismay of the disapproving queen (Hurley). Vincent Regan, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn round out the cast, which is now set. The one-hour drama series will debut in 2015, and production begins this month on location in the UK. Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) is writing and directing, and Brian Robbins and Joe Davola are executive producing. Patterson is repped by ICM Partners, Mosaic and Kc Talent. Related: Hot TV Teaser: E!’s ‘The Royals’ »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The Royals follows Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley), who tries to protect her family’s image all the while living a life full of parties and secrets the media can never know about. Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach, and Oliver Milburn also star, with One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn taking charge of writing and directing.
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- Ariana Bacle
“In case you’ve forgotten, we are not a normal family.” Indeed. Here’s the first sneak peek at E!‘s maiden scripted effort, which stars Elizabeth Hurley as queen of a fictional British royal clan. Vincent Regan, Haley Lu Richardson, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn also star in The Royals, which the reality-focused cable net ordered to series in March. It is created by Mark Schwahn, who wrote and directs the show and is executive producing with fellow One Tree Hill alums Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. Here’s 20 seconds of what to expect: »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
E! is making the leap into scripted programming, and they have Elizabeth Hurley to lead the charge.
The cabler debuted the teaser for their first scripted series, “The Royals,” which comes from “One Tree Hill” creator Mark Schwahn. The hourlong drama follows a fictional British royal family, their extravagant lifestyle and the public scrutiny that impacts their lives.
Hurley stars as the matriarch, Queen Helena, who will do anything to protect the image of her family.
“I’m just a bitch with money and power,” Hurley’s character says in the trailer. “But I do make it looks good.”
The teaser lasts a mere 20 seconds, but packs a lot in, with the tagline “Anarchy in the Monarchy.” It premiered at NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation in New York on Thursday.
- Alex Stedman
E! will start paying actors to perform after greenlighting its first-ever original scripted series, the network announced Thursday. The one-hour drama, titled "The Royals," centers on a fictional British royal family set in modern day London. Executive produced by Mark Schwahn, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola, the series is set to debut in 2015. "'The Royals' will offer a fictional look behind the very public gilded façade of the palace gates to imagine the private, lush, fun, sexy world of the most-watched celebrity family on the planet," stated Jeff Olde, the network's executive vice president of original programming and envelopment. "It's a perfect series to introduce E! viewers to scripted pop culture programming on the network." The ensemble cast includes Elizabeth Hurley, who plays the queen, Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach, and Oliver Milburn. "This team, working on this concept, with this cast, is »
E! is getting into the scripted series game, and right out of the gate the network is promising major drama.
On Thursday (March 6), E! greenlit "The Royals," an hour-long original scripted series from producers of "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville." It is set to premiere in 2015.
The series focuses on a fictional British Royal family set in modern-day London. The family "inhabits a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny." The family must deal with secrets, romance and high-stakes politics.
"The Royals" stars Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn, and is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn ("One Tree Hill"). Brian Robbins and Joe Davola ("One Tree Hill," "Smallville") also executive produce.
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E! is getting into the scripted biz by ordering a series about a fictional British royal family.
Set in — and filmed in — modern London, The Royals will star Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, who fiercely protects the family image. The cast also includes Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn. Here’s the official network description: The Royals pits public perception of the royal family against the reality of life inside the castle walls, from the lavish parties and high stakes political summits, to the private family gatherings and secret romances. However »
- Lynette Rice
According to Deadline, E! has picked up its very first scripted series (well, if you don't count any of the Kardashian-centric shows). "The Royals" is a one-hour drama about a fictional bunch of British royals set in modern-day London. The show is supposed to be framed by the story of "Hamlet" and capture the "regal opulense" of the British monarchy. Produced by Brian Robbins and Joe Davola, the show was created by "One Tree Hill"'s Mark Schwann, who wrote and directed "The Royals." E! is clearly going whole hog with "The Royals," which will be shot in Great Britain. The show stars Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn. The story centers on Prince Liam (Moseley), who moves up a notch in the pecking order after his brother is killed in a military training accident. Liam loves a young American woman, »
- Liane Bonin Starr
E! has crowned the Elizabeth Hurley starrer “The Royals,” revolving around a fictional British royal family, as its first scripted drama series.
The NBCUniversal cabler has been focused on launching a scripted series for some time. The Lionsgate TV production from writer-director Mark Schwahn, is slated to be shot in the U.K. and air next year. Brian Robbins and Joe Davola, who worked with Schwahn on the long-running WB/CW drama “One Tree Hill,” will exec produce with Schwahn.
“Royals” is described as a sweeping ensembler set in London that revolves around the high-class hurly-burly of modern life in the fishbowl for the regal set. Hurley plays the demanding matriarch Queen Helena. William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Vincent Regan, Tom Austen, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach and Oliver Milburn also star.
” ‘The Royals’ will offer a fictional look behind the very public gilded facade of the palace gates to imagine the private, »
- Cynthia Littleton
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