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The Royal Family gets cartoon makeover for new satirical HBO Max series

Vladislav Zolotov/iStock(LOS ANGELES) –For those dying to see what could possibly be going on behind the scenes for the Royal Family are in luck.  Family Guy producer Gary Janetti is launching a new animated satirical comedy about them, which has been ordered by streamer HBO Max.

The series, simply entitled The Prince, was inspired by Janetti’s Instagram that parodies what six-year-old Prince George could possibly be thinking about current events, from the critically panned CATS movie to “spilling tea” on #Megxit.

Playing George will be Janetti himself.  As for the rest of the cast, the series already picked up several A-listers.  According to Deadline, Orlando Bloom will play the embattled Prince Harry, who recently stepped away from his royal duties last week. 

Playing opposite of Bloom will be Billions actress Condola Rashad, voicing the Duke of Sussex’s wife Meghan Markle.

Lucy Punch will play George’s mother Kate Middleton while Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon will voice Prince William.

Other confirmed cast members list Tom Hollander playing double duty by voicing George’s grandpa and great granddad, Prince Charles and Prince Philip, respectively, while Frances De La Tour will play family matriarch Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition, Alan Cumming has been tapped to play George’s fictional butler Owen.

Janetti revealed the upcoming project on Instagram on Tuesday by posting a promotional image of The Prince while writing a succinct, “George is pleased.”  The announcement drew immediate response from celebrities such as Elizabeth Banks and Kelly Ripa, who applauded the news.  

“Well played Gary” joked Banks while the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan host lauded, “Brilliant news! (Said w/ British accent whilst curtsying).” 

In response to Ripa, Janetti hilariously retorted, “George wants to cohost when Ryan’s on vacation.”

It hasn’t been announced when The Prince will be available for streaming on HBO Max.

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