TORONTO (February 3, 2015) – It’s anarchy in the monarchy in E!’s first-ever scripted series, THE ROYALS, premiering Sunday, March 15 at 10 p.m. ET. Following the lives of a fictional modern-day royal family in England, THE ROYALS stars Elizabeth Hurley (GOSSIP GIRL) as Queen Helena, along with an impressive ensemble cast that includes: Vincent Regan (300) as King Simon, William Moseley (Chronicles of Narnia) as Prince Liam, Alexandra Park (HOME AND AWAY) as Princess Eleanor, Whistler, B.C.’s Merritt Patterson (RAVENSWOOD) as Ophelia, and the legendary actress and author, Joan Collins, as the Grand Duchess of Oxford, Queen Helena’s mother. THE ROYALS immediately follows the Season 10 premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS at 9 p.m. ET (visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings).
Set and shot in London, THE ROYALS pits public perception of the “original celebrity family” against the reality of life inside the castle walls, from the lavish parties, and high stakes political summits, to the private family gatherings, and secret romances. Being born into this elite circle comes at a cost as the royal family’s lives are played out on a world stage, where press is 24/7, and social media drives an insatiable appetite to follow their every move. For a sneak peek click here.
In the premiere episode, Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor struggle with their new roles after the abrupt death of their older brother, and heir to the throne. Queen Helena works to maintain the family’s image, and King Simon questions the monarchy’s future.