HBO's The Prince cast: Orlando Bloom and more to star in Gary Janetti's Royal Family spoof series
Family Guy writer Gary Janetti’s Instagram has taken a life of its own, transforming into a royal parody account told through the eyes of a sassy Prince George .
With celebrity followers including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Billy Eichner, Mandy Moore, Sophie Turner and more, it’s perhaps no surprise that Janetti has managed to score a TV deal off the back of it - so animated Prince George will soon be coming to a screen near you.
The show will be called The Prince and Janetti is set to voice Prince George alongside an impressive cast of voice actors including Orlando Bloom and Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon.
Janetti will be returning to his Family Guy roots, as the HBO Max show will be an animated comedy, and he is also set to write and executive produce the series.
For more in who’s set to feature in the show and who is playing which royal, read on...
Played by: Orlando Bloom
Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom will be lending his voice to the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.
Played by: Condola Rashad
Billions actress Condola Rashad will be playing Meghan Markle on the show. Previously, she’s starred in shows such as Smash and coincidentally played a character called Meghan in Sex and the City 2.
In the past, Janetti's take on Prince George could be quite cutting about the Duchess - however in recent months, the character has softened towards her.
Janetti said Meghan was "super appealing" and added, "I do know it feels like [the Sussexes are] having a rough go of it - I think that’s the gist. The way I see it, in my world, she is family, they are family, and George rallies around family."
"Now he sees that people and the press have piled on her, he doesn’t like it, and he’s rallying around the family," he said. "As of now, Meghan — he wants to take her under his wing. Now we’re seeing George might secretly like her. You know, he does not like to kick somebody when they’re down."
Played by: Lucy Punch
If you’ve seen A Series of Unfortunate Events, you may be familiar with actress Lucy Punch who played Esme Squalor.
Punch, who has also starred in Into the Woods and Ella Enchanted, is now set to play the Duchess of Cambridge in the animated royal parody.
Played by: Iwan Rheon
Iwan Rheon has played nobility before on Game of Thrones as Ramsay Bolton, but he’s going to be getting a title upgrade as Prince William.
Here’s hoping the events are less gory.
Played by: Frances De La Tour
De La Tour has many impressive film projects under her belt - from Harry Potter to The History Boys - and she’s no stranger to voice acting with projects such as Dolittle, The Nutcracker and more under her belt.
She’ll be playing Queen Elizabeth in the series.
Prince Philip/Prince Charles
Played by: Tom Hollander
Hold your horses - Tom Hollander, not be confused with Spiderman’s Tom Holland , will be playing Prince Philip and Prince Charles .
Hollander has worked with Janetti before as he’s appeared on Family Guy in bit roles over the years.
He’s also starred on American Dad and beyond voice acting, he played Mr. Collins in Keira Knightley’s Pride and Prejudice and starred in About Time.
Played by: Gary Janetti
Show creator Janetti is playing Prince George - something he's perfected his voice on with his popular Instagram account .
Janetti announced the news on his Instagram, writing simply, “George is pleased.”
Owen, Prince George's butler
Played by: Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming is set to play Prince George's butler Owen, following the antics of the show's protagonist.