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The royal family is being portrayed in a brand new TV show, and young Prince George will be the main star.
- The new show is based on the Instagram account by writer and executive producer Gary Janetti, where he shares funny observations on the family from George’s perspective.
- The satire series will be an animated comedy series, and has already enlisted a few famous names to voice the characters.
- This follows royal news (opens in new tab) that the Queen had to pull out of an event last minute due to illness (opens in new tab).
However, this comedy series won’t be quite as good as the Netflix series when it comes to sticking to the facts (opens in new tab).
The show, which will be called The Prince, has been inspired by the spoof account created by Gary Janetti. The Family Guy writer and Will And Grace producer often shares satiric posts about the royal family, poking fun at several situations – from Megxit, to sibling rivalry between George and Princess Charlotte.
In the new TV show, he will "navigate the trials and tribulations of being a royal child" from the eldest Cambridge child’s point of view.
Prince George will be voiced by Gary himself, wheres Orlando Bloom has been cast to voice Prince Harry.
Frances De La Tour will voice Queen Elizabeth, and other characters include Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.
Speaking of the new TV show, Gary said, “I’m thrilled to be working at HBO Max and bringing them yet another series about a family ruthlessly fighting for the throne.”
The company also issued a statement on the news, with Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, saying, “We’re so excited to bring the world Gary’s created on Instagram over to HBO Max, where our viewers can discover what his Instagram fans already know – that George can be hilarious, shocking, and surprisingly sweet.
“We can’t wait to see what Gary does with a bigger canvas to paint on than just a 1:1 square.”
The series is being produced by 20th Century Fox and will air on HBO's Max streaming service, so it's not clear if it will be broadcast in the UK.
Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.
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