E! Picks Up “The Royals” For Second Season Ahead of Series Premiere

Frank W. Ockenfels 3/E! Entertainment
Frank W. Ockenfels 3/E! Entertainment

E!Entertainment today announced the second season pick-up of the networks firstoriginal scripted series,The Royals, in advanceof its first season premiereonSunday,March 15 at 10pm ET/PT.

Created by Mark Schwahn, the hour-long dramacentered on a fictional modern day royalfamilyfeatures adistinguished cast that includes Elizabeth Hurley and Vincent Regan as Queen Helena and King Simon, along with William Moseley and Alexandra Park as their devious and scandalous royal twins Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor. The Royals is a co-production of Lionsgate and UniversalCableProductionsand will begin production on season two this spring in London.

To renewthisfreshman series before its highlyanticipated first seasonpremiere underscores E!s commitment to the scripted genre andourconfidence and support of this groundbreaking and rule-breaking original series, saidJeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, E!Were thrilled to have UniversalCableProductionsjoining Lionsgate as a co-producing partner as we announce a second season pick-up for this scandalously fun series.

Love, hate, lust and revenge are taken to a delightfully decadent new level in this 60-minute drama series that goes inside a world where power is everything, limits do not exist, and trust is a luxury that no one can afford. Season two will go even deeper behind the pomp and ceremony where scandal continues to lurk, and all is fair in love and royalty.

The internationally renowned ensemble also includes Merritt Patterson, Jake Maskall, Ukweli Roach, Tom Austen, Sophie Colquhoun and Oliver Milburn. Joan Collinsguest stars as the Grand Duchess of Oxford.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

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