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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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