Not unlike the crowds forming around the palace to await news of a new king, loyal subjects of The Royals have been waiting for news of cancellation or renewal for a fourth season. After all, this Sunday brings with it the season 3 finale: Will it end on a cliffhanger, or will it be the last we’ll see of the Henstridge reign?
Alas, E! has made its decree: The Royals shall return for a fourth, 10-episode season.
After Sunday’s penultimate episode, we know Robert (Max Brown) has been named the new king and the finale should see his coronation. His uncle Cyrus (Jake Maskall), the newly unseated king, is threatening to kill himself while his younger brother, Liam (William Moseley), is on the warpath, and the sneak peek we revealed Wednesday showed the pair duking it out. Meanwhile, Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is dealing with the aftermath of her decision not to fly away with her new love, and Eleanor (Alexandra Park) is preparing to leave for six months to style hotels and try to get over Jasper (Tom Austen).
The Royals, which is co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions, marked E!’s first foray into scripted television when it premiered in March 2015. Its second outing, The Arrangement, premieres on March 5.
The Royals season 3 finale airs on E! this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.