The Prince is coming to HBO Max. The streaming series has ordered a new animated comedy based on the royal family. The voice cast of the series includes Gary Janetti, Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad, Lucy Punch, Tom Hollander, Alan Cumming, Frances De La Tour, and Iwan Rheon. Gary Janetti created the series.
HBO Max revealed more about the new series in a press release. Check that out below.
“The series is inspired by Janetti’s hilarious Instagram account which has nearly one million followers and has garnered international media attention for its satire of 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 alongside the voice talents of 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.
“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,” said Janetti.
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.”
What do you think? Will you watch The Prince on HBO Max?
I like satire books, movies and TV shows. I will probably watch the first couple of shows to see for myself what the hype is all about and if the show is actually bullying the Royal children. Prince George already knows he will probably be king of Britain one day. His parents should have prepared him for what that carries with it; not all sweetnes, some bumps in the road. It’ll be interesting to see it is as funny as ‘the Windsors’.
This is a real living child…right now. He didn’t choose to be born into his family or to be a public-figure for the world to consume. This seems to be the first show of its kind to do this kind of hot-take “satire” characterization to a living kid. Adults seem like fair-enough-play, but to be affecting how this boy is perceived in the world when he is only 7 years into the world?? Creating a persona that will follow him forever when he hasn’t even developed one himself? It seems wrong, it doesn’t matter if it’s “surprisingly sweet,” or however… Read more »
Would love it
I will most definitely watch the prince