Created by Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill), The Royals follows the exploits of a British royal family as they deal with being in the spotlight and try to balance ruling their country with pursuing a normal life. Led by their image conscious queen (Elizabeth Hurley), who will do anything and everything within her power to keep her family at the top of British society, the royals include a king (Vincent Regan) whose primary concern is the state of his family rather than the opinions of his subjects, a prince (William Moseley) defying his mother by dating an American girl (Merritt Patterson), and a wild child princess (Alexandra Park) more known for flashing skin at the latest nightclub than for anything philanthropic.
In addition to those already named, The Royals stars Joan Collins (Dynasty) as Queen Helena’s mother, the Grand Duchess of Oxford; Tom Austen (The Borgias) as Princess Eleanor’s new bodyguard Jasper; Jake Maskell (EastEnders) as King Simon’s nefarious brother Cyrus; and Ukweli Roach (Starlings) as Prince Liam’s bodyguard Marcus, who adds as a confidant for the wayward royal.
The Royals is set to premiere sometime in 2015 on E!. You can check out an additional teaser for the series here.
Will you be watching The Royals? Do you think this is the right project for E! to get into the scripted programming game with? Does the trailer give you enough motivation to check the show out or do you need to see more before you make a decision?