The Royal Family becomes a laughing stock... | New animated comedy with Orlando Bloom and Tom Hollander

The Royal Family becomes a laughing stock...

New animated comedy with Orlando Bloom and Tom Hollander

Orlando Bloom, Tom Hollander and Alan Cumming are to lend their voices to a new animated comedy series about the Royal Family.

Described as a ‘biting satire’, The Prince has been created by Family Guy producer Gary Janetti based on his popular  Instagram account.

Followed by almost 900,000 people, the feed offers a commentary on the royal soap opera as if seen through the eyes of six-year-old Prince George.

Janetti will voice George, with Bloom starring as Prince Harry, Hollander as Prince Philip and Prince Charles, and Cumming as George’s butler Owen.

Motherland star Lucy Punch will play Kate Middleton, Rising Damp’s Frances De La Tour will be the Queen and stage actress Condola Rashad plays Meghan Markle.

 Punch, Hollander as Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Cumming as George’s butler Owen, De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth.  Iwan Rheon –  Ramsay Bolton in  Game of Thrones –  will play Prince William. 

The series has been commissioned by new American subscription service HBO Max, but there is no news yet of whether any British broadcaster will air it.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for the platform said: ‘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.’

And making sly reference to HBO hit Game Of Thrones, Janetti 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 news comes as Netflix revealed that a total of 73million viewers have watched The Crown worldwide since the lavish drama launched in 2016. It is the first time the company has released a viewing figure for the show - albeit unaudited – which failed to make the top 10 list of the platform’s most popular releases in the UK last year.

Published: 22 Jan 2020

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