Elizabeth Hurley to Star In E! Pilot The Royals

The Royals Pilot Cast Elizabeth HurleyE! has bestowed upon Elizabeth Hurley a starring role in its scripted drama pilot The Royals, our sister site Deadline reports.

From One Tree Hill executive producers Mark Schwahn, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola, the prospective Hamlet-esque series is described as a contemporary drama centering on a fictional royal family.

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The supermodel-turned-actress plays the “sexy, devious and conflicted” Queen Helena who’s struggling with the death of her oldest son and looking to halt a relationship between her middle son and his American girlfriend.

Hurley’s TV credits include Gossip Girl and NBC’s ill-fated Wonder Woman reboot.