New series is based on Gary Janetti’s popular Instagram account that satirizes British royalty through the eyes of young Prince William.
HBO Max has just greenlit a new animated comedy series, The Prince, created by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), inspired by his popular Instagram account that satirizes British Royals through the eyes of a young Prince George, eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will star in the series as Prince George; other voice talents include Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.
The Prince is a biting, satirical look at the life of Prince George of Cambridge, the youngest heir to the British throne, as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a royal child. In Janetti’s comedic take on the future King of England’s childhood, as seen from the prince’s own point of view, George will find his path in life as a young prince in modern times – from the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace to his family’s sea of corgis to primary school with commoners.
The show will also feature notable characters in George’s life such as his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his fourth-in-line-for-the-throne little sister Charlotte, his modern Aunt Meghan and Uncle Harry, his great-grandad Philip, and his Gan Gan Elizabeth.
“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “We can’t wait to see what Gary does with a bigger canvas to paint on than just a 1:1 square.”
“I’m thrilled to be working at HBO Max and bringing them yet another series about a family ruthlessly fighting for the throne,” Janetti added.
The series is written and executive produced by Janetti and produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Source: HBO Max
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.