Orlando Bloom to star as Prince Harry in royal spoof cartoon

HBO are making an animated series satirising the Royal Family from Prince George’s point of view, starring Orlando Bloom as the Duke of Sussex.

Created by Family Guy writer and Will And Grace producer Gary Janetti, the cartoon will “navigate the trials and tribulations of being a royal child”.

Janetti will also voice the six-year-old heir to the throne in the show, named The Prince, which will be produced by 20th Century Fox and will air on HBO’s Max streaming service.

It is inspired by his spoof Instagram account in which a fictionalised Prince George gives a sideways swipe on the royal and celebrity headlines of the day.

Image: Gary Janetti has written for Family Guy and produced Will And Grace

The account has nearly one million followers.

Orlando Bloom will play Prince Harry in The Prince, while actress Condola Rashad will voice Meghan.

Other cast members include Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William.

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George’s sister Charlotte and his grandmother’s corgis will also feature.

With Prince Harry and Meghan dominating headlines over the last few weeks, it’s likely the series will capitalise on ‘Megxit’.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 07: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, on January 7, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Image: Uncle Harry and Aunty Meghan are sure to feature heavily in the show

The bombshell news a fortnight ago that the couple would be stepping down as senior royals and moving to Canada will no doubt have led to some last minute re-writes for the production team.

Harry and Meghan’s “progressive new role” means they will drop their HRH title and work to be “financially independent”.

HBO Max have tweeted to say The Prince will be “a royally good time” with “an animated Prince George spilling all that British Royal Tea”.

Head of original content at HBO Max, Sarah Aubrey, said they were excited to develop Janetti’s vision.

“Our viewers can discover what his Instagram fans already know – that George can be hilarious, shocking, and surprisingly sweet.

“We can’t wait to see what Gary does with a bigger canvas to paint on than just a 1:1 square.”

Janetti, who co-created Vicious starring Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen, tweeted to say he was “super excited” about the project.

Source : Sky News