There’s a lot more regal dramatics coming your way — E! announced Tuesday that its first original scripted drama, The Royals, has been picked up for a 10-episode third season.
The Royals, starring Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, Oliver Milburn and Jake Maskall, is an hourlong drama focused on the scandalous lives of a fictional royal family living in the modern world. The focus on opulence and drama may be expected fare for E!, but the fact that the series is scripted sets it distinctly apart from the rest of the shows on the reality-focused network.
“We are incredibly proud of the success of The Royals. The series has captured fans and brought them into a regal world of sexy, fun drama. We can’t wait to see what season 3 will bring and what surprises are still in store as we enter the second half of season 2,” Jeff Olde, EVP of original programming and development at E!, said in the announcement.
“We are delighted by today’s pick-up announcement for season three of ‘The Royals,’” added Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group Chairman. “The Royals reflects the kind of original, noisy and provocative series that is a Lionsgate signature. We look forward to an all-new season of palace intrigue and badly behaved royals with our partners at E! and Universal Cable Productions.”
The announcement comes as season 2 is heading towards its end. The penultimate episode of the season airs Sunday, Jan. 10, and then the season finale will air Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ET on E!