Georgie and Poppy Carlton may be at the bottom of Britain’s royalty totem pole, but they are certainly among the most popular.
BBC America’s Almost Royal brings Georgie and Poppy back to America for another season of discovery and that peculiar mix of charm and obtuseness that made season one such fun. Once again the fictional low end of Britain’s royalty will meet – and attempt to learn from – real American’s in eight new episodes that will take them across the country.
Almost Royal returns with back-to-back premiere episodes on Monday, January 18th (10/9C). For more, follow th jump.
BBC America’s first original comedy series, Almost Royal will premiere on Saturday, June 21st (10/9C), following the second season finale of Orphan Black.
The series follows Georgie and Poppy Carlton (Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart, respectively), distant members of the Royal Family (he’s 50th in line for the crown) as they visit America for the first time and interact with ‘real-life, unsuspecting everyday Americans.’ Follow the jump for more details, including series description, episode guide, an interview with Georgie and Poppy and the Georgie & Poppy’s Royal Introduction video.
After some success developing and/or co-producing original drama series, BBC America is venturing into the uncharted waters of comedy with a new half-hour series called Almost Royal. The premise of the series is a reality show following a near-royal couple as they venture across America – each with their own primary reason for the trip.
As distant descendants of the British Royal Family, Georgie (Ed Gamble, Man Down) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a country estate in Norfolk, England. They’ve agreed to allow a camera to follow them as they tour the U.S. For Georgie, it’s a chance to become more ‘manly’ as he undertakes the responsibilities of Caunty Manor, while Poppy is hoping to parlay enough fame from the trip to launch a career as an author/pop star/actor, whatever – despite having not a lick of talent (if Kim Kardashian can do it…).
Almost Royal will premiere on Saturday, June 21st (10/9C), following the second season finale of Orphan Black. Check out the press release for more after the jump.