[02/06/19 - 10:03 AM] From Producers of "Orange Is the New Black" and "GLOW" Comes Lifetime's Newest Scripted Dramedy "American Princess" Premiering June 2 The series follows runaway bride Amanda Klein (Georgia Flood) as she joins a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry, only to discover there's a lot more to life than she once thought.
[via press release from Lifetime]
FROM PRODUCERS OF "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" AND "GLOW" COMES LIFETIME'S NEWEST SCRIPTED DRAMEDY "AMERICAN PRINCESS" PREMIERING JUNE 2
Created by Jamie Denbo and Produced By A+E Studios,
Newcomer Georgia Flood Stars Alongside
Lucas Neff, Seana Kofoed, Rory O'Malley and Mary Hollis Inboden
With Guest Appearances By Jamie Denbo, Lesley Ann Warren,
Matt Peters, Fortune Feimster and More
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 6, 2019) - The world of yesteryear emerges front and center with the premiere of Lifetime's new scripted dramedy, American Princess on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm ET/PT. From A+E Studios, creator Jamie Denbo and executive producers Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann and Mark A. Burley, the series follows runaway bride Amanda Klein (Aussie newcomer Georgia Flood, Anzac Girls, Wentworth) as she joins a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry, only to discover there's a lot more to life than she once thought.
When Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite, runs away from her own dream wedding, she realizes that the life she thought she wanted wasn't actually right after all. After impulsively joining a Renaissance Faire, Amanda experiences an unexpected awakening that leads her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about the pursuit of happiness. She quickly develops new friendships, rivalries and romances that, much to the confusion of her family, opens her eyes to new beginnings.
Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) stars as 'David,' Amanda's love interest and Ren Faire actor who goes by the name "Pizzle Humpsalot," performing Shakespearean parodies in the mud; Seana Kofoed (Men in Trees, Flaked) plays 'Maggie, the venerable Queen Elizabeth at the Faire; Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals, Here And Now) plays 'Delilah,' a free-spirited washer wench who becomes Amanda's new best friend; and Rory O'Malley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hamilton) as 'Brian, Maggie's confidant and the Faire's beloved Shakespeare.
Guest stars include Jamie Denbo, Lesley Ann Warren, Matt Peters, Lucas Hazlett, Sophie Von Haselberg, Matt Ehrich, Natasha Leggero, Steve Agee, Tommy Dorfman, Fortune Feimster, and John Ross Bowie.
American Princess is an A+E Studios production in association with Tilted Productions and is created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly). Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, GLOW), Herrmann (Orange is the New Black, GLOW) and Mark A. Burley (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, GLOW) also executive produce the ten one-hour episodes.
ABOUT A+E STUDIOS
A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry-leader in the creation, production and distribution of high quality scripted entertainment content across cable, network and streaming platforms. A+E Studios serves as the primary scripted programming provider for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studios' slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies. A+E Studios-produced titles include the Peabody Award-winning "UnREAL," "Project Blue Book" for HISTORY(R) from Robert Zemeckis - the #1 scripted series launch on cable this TV season - the Emmy-nominated event miniseries "ROOTS," the action drama "SIX," the hit series "Knightfall" and "YOU" from Greg Berlanti. Upcoming series slated for release next from A+E Studios include the Jenji Kohan-produced series "American Princess" for Lifetime(R) and the animated drama series "The Liberator" for Netflix.
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