Gary Janetti is one of my favourite people on Instagram. In a time where royal news coverage is . . . exhausting, Janetti's account — which is a tongue-in-cheek page dedicated to Prince George — is a breath of fresh air that pokes fun at the relentless coverage of the British royals. Plus, it makes me cackle on a daily basis (there's a reason the page has almost one million followers).
And clearly, HBO Max agrees, because the network has greenlighted a satirical, animated TV series titled The Prince, which will be produced by Janetti himself and 20th Century Fox TV.
According to Deadline, the series will follow a cartooned 6-year-old Prince George — voiced by Janetti — "spilling the royal 'tea' on his family, followers, and the British Monarchy." The show has been described as a "biting, satirical look at the life of Prince George of Cambridge, the youngest heir to the British throne, as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a royal child."
The voice cast includes Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George's butler, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.
It's not clear yet when the show will begin production, but we'll be keeping a close eye on this one (and will keep you posted).