Elizabeth Hurley to play Queen of England in E! series

Monday, March 10th, 2014. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars
Elizabeth Hurley will star in the E! series "The Royals." ©AFP PHOTO/MAX NASH

Elizabeth Hurley will star in the E! series “The Royals.”
©AFP PHOTO/MAX NASH

(Relaxnews) – The British actress has joined the cast of “The Royals,” the first original scripted series from celebrity and entertainment network E!.

A new cable network is entering the fray, posing yet another challenge to major networks. For its first original scripted series, E! is developing “The Royals,” the latest idea from “One Tree Hill” creator Mark Schwahn. The drama will follow a fictitious British royal family, imagining what goes on behind closed doors in the most watched family on the planet.

Elizabeth Hurley will play Queen Helena, who is willing to do anything to defend the crown and her clan, who is constantly under scrutiny. Recently seen in “Gossip Girl,” the actress will co-star with Vincent Regan (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), Haley Lu Richardson (“Ravenswood”), William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narmia”) and Tom Austen (“Jo,” “The Borgias”).

E! has yet to announce a premiere date for “The Royals.”

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