Having initially ventured into original programming with a pair of dramas, BBC America is looking to hit it big with their very first comedy.
‘Almost Royal’ will be the network’s inaugural scripted comedy series with an order for seven episodes. As expected, the comedy comes with an English flair, telling the tale of two young British aristocrats, Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), on their first trip to the United States where they interact with real-life Americans.
The two characters are wealthy heirs, living privileged existences as distant descendents of British royalty. Following the passing of their father, the duo is tasked with seizing the opportunity to spread their wings and see the world. Thus, they have allowed a camera crew to document their travels to “the greatest country on Earth” in what is shaping up to be a bit of a road trip show as well as a fish-out-of-water story.
The series comes from writers Jason Hazeley, Joe Morris, and Samantha Martin and will be directed by Chris Faith and Marcus Liversedge. What’s more, it is also the first major acting gig for the two young leads.
‘Almost Royal’ is tp bow on June 21, following the Season 2 finale of BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black.’ The network's first scripted program ‘Copper’ ran for two seasons before being canceled last fall. ‘Orphan Black,’ however, rose quickly to popularity and has gained a cult following among its rabid fans.