A Comedy Show About The British Royal Family Is Coming Very Soon

BY Kasia Truscott / Jan 26 2020 / 10:10 AM

And it's inspired by our favourite satirical Instagram account

A Comedy Show About The British Royal Family Is Coming Very Soon
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Moving on to a more light-hearted note (leaving the previous royal drama aside), it has recently been confirmed that an animated comedy show about the British royal family will be gracing our screens in the very near future. 

Brought to life by streaming service HBO Max and 20th Century Fox, The Prince is directly inspired by the satirical Instagram account run by Gary Janetti, who is known for his witty parodies on the royal family. Janetti, who has previously written for TV shows such as Family Guy and was the executive producer of Will and Grace, will also write, produce and star in the upcoming sketch series. 

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George is pleased.

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Naturally, of course, it's little Prince George, Janetti's satirical muse, that stars as the lead, and is set to be voiced by the American screenwriter himself.

The Prince is set to follow the life of George as he tries to navigate life as a royal child and future king, simultaneously "spilling the tea" on his family with what no doubt will be Janetti's signature wit and humour. 

There have already been some very famous faces confirmed for the project, including Orlando Bloom, who is set to voice Prince Harry, Condola Rashad who will sign on as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George's personal butler, Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.

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“I decree summer ended.”

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Speaking to Deadline, Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, explained, "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."

And quite frankly, neither can we. We'll be watching this space very closely...