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.
"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."
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