Since the release of the first season of Mark Schwahn’s comedy series on the fictional British royal family, “The Royals” in 2015, a significant number of people enjoyed the show despite various negative reviews. Even though The Royals gained tremendous appreciation and love from its fans, The Royals team announced the cancellation of the show in 2018 after the premature end of the fourth season. The script for the fifth season was written and the fans were eagerly waiting for the release date of The Royals Season 5, yet we got the news about the cancellation of the series.
So, what did eventually happen that made the show creators decide not to come up with season 5? Is there any hope for the next season to come out? What the show star Elizabeth Hurley has to reveal about this? Stay tuned with us to know more about current updates on The Royals season 5 and the interview with Elizabeth Hurley.
Can We Hope for the Release of The Royals Season 5?
Based on Michelle Ray’s novel, “Falling for Hamlet”, The Royals’ first season premiered on E! Networks on March 15, 2015. The second season of The Royals came out a few months before its opening and the fourth season came out on January 5, 2016. On 16th February 2017, E! made the announcement of the release of the fourth season, however, it got released on March 11, 2018.
While the fans have been enjoying the dark and swanky world of the British royal family and going through the twists and turns throughout the four seasons, they expected something exciting to come out in the next season. Unfortunately, on August 17, 2018, The Royals team announced the heartbreaking news of the official cancellation of the series. However, the fans and the main star of the show, Elizabeth Hurley think that there are many stories to reveal and the show deserves a proper conclusion.
Elizabeth Hurley Comments on The Royals Season 5:
When Hurley was asked about the conclusion of The Royals during a late-night talk show on Bravo, “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”, she replied that she neither was satisfied nor expected the show to end this way. Hurley also added that there would surely be another season for the proper ending of the series. She even empathized with the disappointment of the fans. So, what’s the reason behind the sudden cancellation of the show?
Why Did The Royals Season 5 Get Cancelled?
Mark Schwahn, the creator of the show was accused of sexual harassment during another work, “One Tree Hill”. Due to this allegation, Mark got fired and the show was canceled. Twenty-five members of the cast and crew raised their voices against Mark in a letter stating that he frequently sexually harassed several female members of the cast and crew team without having their consent.
The Royals Storyline & Cast:
The story of The Royals revolves around the fight for the throne after the death of Robert. The king’s brother and the Queen continuously work together to preserve the reputation of the royal family and the throne of the king. The story reveals how the members of the family cultivate an aggressive rivalry against each other for the throne.
Several brilliant actors have worked in The Royals. Some of them are listed below.
- Elizabeth Hurley in the character of Queen Helena Henstridge
- Vincent Regan in the character of King Simon Henstridge
- William Moseley in the character of Prince Liam Henstridge
- Jake Maskall in the character of Prince Cyrus Henstridge
- Alexandra Park in the character of Princess Eleanor Henstridge
- Oliver Milburn in the character of Ted Pryce
- Tom Austen in the character of Sir Jasper Frost
- Merritt Patterson in the character of Ophelia Pryce
- Max Brown in the character of King Robert Henstridge
- Genevieve Gaunt in the character of Wilhelmina “Willow” Moreno
Where to Watch The Royals?
You can watch The Royals on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, Vudu, Redbox, and FandangoNOW.
The Royals got canceled in 2018, therefore, there is absolutely no reason to expect the release of the next season. The only hope for The Royals Season 5 is that any other big production company or creator manages to create the show again.