HBO Max has given a series order to “The Prince,” an animated comedy series inspired by “Family Guy” producer Gary Janetti’s satirical Instagram account which makes fun of the royal family through the eyes of Prince George, the young son of William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Janetti is set to star in the series as the voice of Prince George, alongside Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad at 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.
The series, which has not yet begun production, comes in the midst of drama in the royal family surrounding “Megxit,” referring to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent decision to step back from their royal duties.
“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.
Here is the official description for “The Prince.”
“‘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.”
This is Janetti’s second project with HBO Max, following the previously announced “Brad and Gary Go To…,” a travel documentary with Gary’s husband, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski, that is scheduled to begin production this year.
Janetti writes and executive produces for “The Prince,” which is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.