The Royals season three’s finale will air on February 19, 2017, but thankfully it won’t be the series’ finale. E! has renewed the dramatic series about a dysfunctional fictional British Royal family for a fourth season. Season three’s been averaging 1.1 million viewers and is one of the top five primetime destinations on Sunday nights among women 18-31, according to E!.
Season four of The Royals will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. The hit drama was created by executive producer, writer and director Mark Schwahn and stars Elizabeth Hurley (“Queen Helena”), William Moseley (“Prince Liam”), Alexandra Park (“Princess Eleanor”), Jake Maskall (“King Cyrus”), Tom Austen (“Jasper”), Max Brown (“Prince Robert”), and Genevieve Gaunt (“Wilhelmina”).
“We’re proud to extend our partnership with our friends at E! and Universal Cable Productions, and we’re pleased that the dedicated fans – the ‘Loyals’ – are getting another season of their favorite show,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “The Royals is the kind of original and provocative series that has become a Lionsgate trademark, and we look forward to an all-new season of saucy palace intrigue and badly behaved sovereigns.”
“E!, Lionsgate, and Universal Cable productions are wise and benevolent rulers and the Loyals are the true aristocracy,” stated Mark Schwahn. “The writers, cast and crew love making this show, and I’m thrilled to once again play the role of court jester and humbly entertain our dedicated fan base with many more scandalous, sexy, heartfelt and addictive tales from the House of Henstridge.”
Details on Season 3: “The third season has been a fun, sexy romp filled with battles for the throne, unexpected trysts, secret relationships, impossible returns, and complicated reveals from the past. Events have included Queen Helena’s (Hurley) bitter battle against Cyrus (Maskall) to prove Prince Liam (Moseley) and Princess Eleanor (Park) are rightful heirs to the throne after King Simon’s murder; the presumed dead Prince Robert’s (Max Brown) return to the palace; Queen Helena’s obsession with the Crown Prince of Lichtenstein (Hurley) from the Royal & Beautiful television series; Princess Eleanor and her bodyguard Jasper (Austen) taking a romantic turn in their relationship while he struggles to keep his past from catching up to him; and finally, Cyrus fighting for his life and the throne.