Vincent Regan, Elizabeth Hurley
E! has given a series order to The Royals, the network's first-ever original scripted series.
The Royals, starring Austin Powers' Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena and 300's Vincent Regan as King Simon, is a contemporary drama about a fictional British Royal family corrupted by power and wealth.
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"We are excited that E!'s first original scripted series will transport viewers into a world that they are already intensely interested in, but reality cameras would never give them access to," Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vice president of original programming and development, said in a statement. "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. It's a perfect series to introduce E! viewers to scripted pop culture programming on the network."
The Royals comes from One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn and producers Brian Robbins and Joe Davola, along with Lionsgate TV. The show is set to premiere in 2015.
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