‘The Prince’ Animated Comedy Series Gets a Greenlight on HBO Max
The British Royal Family is getting a satirical animated series amid a flurry of real-life drama making the headlines. The show, “The Prince,” will hail from “Family Guy” producer Gary Janetti and has been given a greenlight for the streaming platform HBO Max.
Janetti runs an Instagram account where he posts his thoughts on current events based on the eyes of Prince George, the third in line to the British throne, and currently 6 years old. The show creator will also voice the title character in the series.
Other voice actors in this cartoon series include Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Iwan Rheon as Prince William, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, Tom Hollander as Prince Charles and Prince Philip, and Alan Cumming as the butler Owen.
Per the press release: “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. Before George rules Britannia, he’ll be laying down his own laws in Janetti’s comedic take on the future King of England’s childhood as seen from the prince’s own point of view. Because his succession isn’t coming any time soon, in each episode 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 Prince also features 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 – who can forget – his Gan Gan Elizabeth.”
“I’m thrilled to be working at HBO Max and bringing them yet another series about a family ruthlessly fighting for the throne,” said Janetti in the press release.
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 for HBO Max. “We can’t wait to see what Gary does with a bigger canvas to paint on than just a 1:1 square.”