Most royal watchers know Gary Janetti for his Instagram account, which—largely thanks to his memes, which position Prince George as a sassy commentator on the rest of the royals' exploits—has racked up 882,000 followers and counting. Before that, though, Janetti had already made his name in television, writing and producing for shows like Family Guy and Will & Grace.
With The Prince, a new animated series in the works at HBO Max, Janetti will combine his interest in the royals with his TV expertise. Here's what we know about the forthcoming show.
Like Janetti's Instagram, The Prince positions Prince George at its center.
An official description for the show explains that the story will be told from George's "own point of view," as he learns what it means to be a modern-day heir. Read it in full below.
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-granddad Philip, and—who can forget—his Gan Gan Elizabeth.
Several big names have already signed on to the series.
Janetti himself will play George, and none other than Orlando Bloom is set to voice Prince Harry. They'll be joined by Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Iwan Rheon as Prince William, Tom Hollander as Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as a royal butler, and Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth. (Yes, you read that right: Game of Thrones' Ramsay Bolton is playing Prince William.)
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