On Thursday at the Television Critics Association, E! Entertainment announced the second season pick-up of the network’s first original scripted series, The Royals, in advance of its first season premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10pm ET/PT.
The Royals – created by Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill) – stars Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan as the Queen and King of a soapy version of the British royal family, who have to deal with the death of their eldest child all while their head of security’s daughter (Merritt Patterson) enters into a secret relationship with Prince Liam (William Moseley). Alexandra Park plays wild child Princess Eleanor and honestly looks like she could be Hurley’s daughter in real life. The series is shot entirely on location in the United Kingdom.
The Royals is juicy, hot, and deliciously scandalous! It’s everything you want in a soapy drama. I mean, Joan Collins guest stars as the Grand Duchess of Oxford! What more can a girl ask for?!
“To renew this freshman series before its highly anticipated first season premiere underscores E!’s commitment to the scripted genre and our confidence and support of this groundbreaking and rule-breaking original series,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, E! “We’re thrilled to have Universal Cable Productions joining Lionsgate as a co-producing partner as we announce a second season pick-up for this scandalously fun series.’”
E! released a new extended trailer for season one with a first look at Joan Collins:
E! also announced it has picked up reality series House of DVF for a second season. The series stars fashion designer Diane Von Furtenberg and a group of candidates competing to be her company’s brand ambassador.
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