Elizabeth Hurley in a right royal drama
Elizabeth Hurley is to head the cast of a new drama to shoot in London this summer.
The Royals is the first original scripted series from E! Entertainment Television and comes from writer/director Mark Schwahn. The nine episode series is due to shoot in London this summer, one of many overseas productions drawn by the attractive UK tax incentives.
Showrunner Schwahn also executive produces, along with Brian Robbins and Joe Davola; the trio previously worked together on TV series One Tree Hill.
The Royals centres on the fictionalised lives and loves of a modern day royal family, with Hurley playing Queen Helena to Vincent Regan's King Simon. The cast also includes William Moseley, Oliver Milburn, Tom Austen, Alexandra Park, Ukweli Roach and Jake Maskall.