BBC America is taking its first step into original comedy series with “Almost Royal.” It will premiere on Saturday, June 21 at 10/9c after the “Orphan Black” Season 2 finale.
The series will follow two young British aristocrats, played by stand-up comedian Ed Gamble and newcomer Amy Hoggart, on their first trip to the United States, in which they’ll interact with real-life Americans.
Clive Tulloh (“Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man,” “The Dame Edna Treatment”) will serve as executive producer with Seamus Murphy-Mitchell (“Bug,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) as series producer. Produced by Burning Bright Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide, the series will be directed by Chris Faith (“Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show”) and Marcus Liversedge (“The Only Way is Essex”).
Read BBC America’s description for the show below:
Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the greatest country on earth – the United States of America. While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and see the world. Georgie and Poppy have never worked a day in their lives, driven themselves anywhere or solved any problem more complex than telling their butler to tell their cook what they want for lunch.
Though BBC America has co-produced several drama series, its first original series produced solely by the channel was “Copper,” which premiered in the summer of 2012.