E! Announces original series: The Royals

Cue Royals by Lorde as a theme song. E! has a new scripted series coming out next year to compete with the Kardashians, that intern from Jay Leno and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. 

E! greenlit its first original scripted series, The Royals, about a fictional British royal family. “The Royals will… imagine the private, lush, fun, sexy world of the most-watched celebrity family on the planet,” said Jeff Olde, EVP of original programming & development. “It’s a perfect series to introduce E! viewers to scripted pop culture programming on the network.” The Lionsgate drama, starring Elizabeth Hurley (Bedazzled) and William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia),premieres in 2015.

A few years ago, NBC had a show on the air called Kings. It took place in modern times and was based loosely on the Book of David. The show was one of my favorites but it didn’t seem to catch on with the ratings. New York City stood in for “The Kingdom of Gilboa” which was pretty cool to see. One of my favorite parts of the show Prince Jack, played by Sebastian Stan, was gay and carried on a secret relationship during the show. If you haven’t checked the show out it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

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