E! Entertainment today announced the season three pick-up of hit first original scripted drama series “The Royals,” co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions. Created by Mark Schwahn, the hour-long drama centers around a fictional modern day royal family. “The Royals’” third season will again be 10 one-hour episodes.
Currently, all-new episodes of season two air every Sunday at 10pm ET/PT. The stellar cast is led by Elizabeth Hurley as the calculating Queen Helena, and she is joined by William Moseley as the vengeful Prince Liam, Alexandra Park as an uncontrollable Princess Eleanor, Tom Austen as the Prince’s devious bodyguard Jasper Frost, Oliver Milburn as the troubled head of the Royal security, and Jake Maskall as the newly-crowned and universally despised King Cyrus. Lydia Rose Bewley, Andrew Bicknell, Victoria Ekanoye, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Simon Thomas, and Scott Maslen co-star along with Joan Collins as the Grand Duchess of Oxford. The series, which ranks as one of 2015’s top new scripted cable series, is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn (“One Tree Hill”), and executive produced by Brian Robbins, Joe Davola (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville”) and Shauna Phelan.
“We are incredibly proud of the success of ‘The Royals,’” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Development, E! “The series has captured fans and brought them into a regal world of sexy, fun drama. We can’t wait to see what season three will bring and what surprises are still in store as we enter the second half of season two.”