ELIZABETH HURLEY'S SON DAMIAN JOINS THE CAST OF E!'S HIT SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES "THE ROYALS"
Season 3 of "The Royals," Co-Produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions, To Premiere December 2016
Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2016 - The court of "The Royals" continues to grow in the scripted drama series' third season as star Elizabeth Hurley's son, Damian Hurley, joins the cast of the sexy soap. Currently in production in London and premiering this December on E!, season 3 of "The Royals" will pick up two weeks after the execution of King Simon's (Vincent Regan) murderer who had plagued the royal family for months. Elizabeth Hurley ("Queen Helena"), William Moseley ("Prince Liam"), Alexandra Park ("Princess Eleanor"), Jake Maskall ("King Cyrus"), Tom Austen ("Jasper"), Genevieve Gaunt ("Willow") and Rocky Marshall ("James Hill") will all be returning to the scandalous monarchy with Max Brown ("Agent Carter," "Sleepy Hollow") also joining the cast as "Prince Robert" and Jules Knight (BBC One's "Holby City") recurring as "Spencer," the new Lord Chamberlain. Damian Hurley will be making his television acting debut when he appears in an episode of "The Royals" as "Hansel," the Crown Prince of Lichtenstein.
"The Royals" was one of the top three new original scripted series of 2015 among P18-49 across ad-supported cable, excluding spinoffs. The series ranks as the #2 new original scripted series of 2015 among P/W 18-34 and W18-49 across ad-supported cable, excluding spinoffs. Season 3 of "The Royals" will premiere December 2016 on E!
"The Royals" is co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions. The series is executive produced, written and directed by Mark Schwahn ("One Tree Hill"), and executive produced by Brian Robbins ("Coach Carter"), Joe Davola ("One Tree Hill," "Smallville"), and Shauna Phelan ("Smosh: The Movie").
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