We have royally good news for fans of Casey McQuiston’s bestselling novel Red, White & Royal Blue: Prime Video announced on social media that the highly anticipated film adaptation will premiere on Friday, August 11.
The 2019 novel takes place in a hypothetical world where the first female president is inaugurated in 2016 and her son, Alex Claremont-Diaz, begins a forbidden enemies-to-lovers romance with Prince Henry of Wales.
Taylor Zakhar Perez (The Kissing Booth 2) and Nicholas Galitzine (Purple Hearts, Chambers) will play Alex and Henry, respectively, while Uma Thurman portrays the newly elected President and Alex’s mom, Ellen Claremont. Other cast members include Rachel Hilson (Love, Victor), Thomas Flynn (Bridgerton), Stephen Fry (Bones) and Sarah Shahi (Sex/Life).
View the key art/date announcement below:
Love gets royally complicated on August 11th when #RWRBMovie comes to @PrimeVideo. pic.twitter.com/Yz2USMJDOc
— Red, White & Royal Blue on Prime (@RWRBonPrime) April 26, 2023
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* Prime Video has acquired the DC animated film Merry Little Batman, as well as the spinoff series Bat-Family. Additionally, the streamer has officially picked up Batman: Caped Crusader, from executive producers Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, for two seasons, as previously reported last month. Merry Little Batman is a family action comedy, in which young Damian Wayne finds himself alone in Wayne Manor on Christmas Eve and must transform into “Little Batman” in order to defend his home and Gotham City from the crooks and supervillains intent on destroying the holidays. Bat-Family follows “Batman, Alfred, and young Damian Wayne—who has now taken on the mantle of Little Batman—alongside a few newcomers to Wayne Manor, as they navigate the fun and frustrations of life as a super family.”
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* Netflix has released a trailer for Hannah Gadsby’s third comedy special, Something Special, debuting Tuesday, May 9:
Which of today’s TVLine Items pique your interest?
Heartstopper S2 release date is out, too…
Yes, already reported here: https://tvline.com/2023/04/24/heartstopper-season-2-release-date-netflix/
Excited about Red, White & Royal Blue a completely normal amount and not an amount that could result in disappointment.
Nope, nope, not at all overly excited for this.