‘The Royals’ Fourth Season Pick-Up Announced by E!
Feb 20, 2017 07:05 AM EST
E! has announced the pick-up of "The Royals" fourth season which will consist of 10 one-hour episodes, to be followed each week by its after-show, "The Royal Hangover" on Facebook Live. The original scripted drama series is co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions.
Created by One Tree Hill's Mark Schwahn, the drama follows a fictional story of a modern day royal family as they find love in the midst of conspiracies, and embrace long-hidden secrets, all in the name of the crown. The Royals is the network's first original scripted series.
In the third season of The Royals, some of the highlight events have included Queen Helena's (Elizabeth Hurley) battle against Cyrus (Jake Maskall) to prove Prince Liam (William Moseley) and Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park) are rightful heirs to the throne after King Simon's murder; and the presumed dead Prince Robert's (Max Brown) return to the palace, according to E!. Queen Helena also seemed obsessed with the Crown Prince of Lichtenstein (Damian Hurley) while Princess Eleanor and her bodyguard Jasper (Tom Austen) took over a romantic turn; and Cyrus fighting for his life and the throne.
The third season finale aired this Sunday, February 19 at 10 pm. Following the episode, the cast joined creator Schwahn on Facebook Live's Royal Hangover to talk about the season.
Adam Stotsky, President, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network said, "The third season of The Royals has been an interesting mix of deceit, secrets and desire that our fans can't get enough of." He further said that the team is thrilled to reveal the new scandals that awaits the royal family, and how the dynamic of their relationships evolve in season four.
The third season of The Royals captured an average of 1.1 mil total viewers, with over 600 thousand in the 18-49 demo, per Nielsen. The scripted series ranked among the Top 5 Primetime destinations on Sundays (8p-11p) among W18-34 (#4), and is a Top 10 Primetime destination for 2017 to date among A/W 18-49 and A18-34. On weekly social media engagements, season three averaged 1.6 mil, up 52% versus the same season two window, according to Deadline.