‘The Royals’ Gets Season 3 Order at E!

Elizabeth Hurley-led drama series gets renewed ahead of season 2 finale

'The Royals'

“The Royals” has been given a season three order ahead of its season two finale, E! Entertainment announced Tuesday.

Created by Mark Schwahn, the hour-long drama centers on a fictional modern-day royal family.  The show’s third season will again be 10 one-hour episodes.

Currently, all-new episodes of season two air Sundays at 10 p.m ETElizabeth Hurley leads the cast as the calculating Queen Helena. She is joined by William Moseley as the vengeful Prince Liam, Alexandra Park as an uncontrollable Princess Eleanor, Tom Austen as the Prince’s devious bodyguard Jasper, Oliver Milburn as the troubled head of the Royal security, and Jake Maskall as the newly-crowned and universally despised King Cyrus.

The series is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn (“One Tree Hill”), with Brian Robbins, Joe Davola (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville”) and Shauna Phelan executive producing. Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions co-produce.

In its second season, “The Royals” is averaging 1.3 million total viewers per episode. It has contributed to E!’s ongoing success as the fastest growing top 30 entertainment network in primetime in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic in the fourth quarter of 2015.  E! was the only network to see double-digit growth, building 12 percent over Q4 in 2014.

“The Royals” season two finale airs Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10 p.m./9c on E!