When “The Royals” premieres on March 15, it will do so with reduced stakes. E! announced Thursday that it has already ordered a second season of the series, which represents its first scripted effort.
“To renew this freshman series before its highly anticipated first season premiere underscores E!’s commitment to the scripted genre and our confidence and support of this groundbreaking and rule-breaking original series,” said E!’s Jeff Olde. “We’re thrilled to have Universal Cable Productions joining Lionsgate as a co-producing partner as we announce a second season pick-up for this scandalously fun series.’”
E! announced that production will begin on the second season this spring — just as the first season starts its broadcast run.
— Not limited to scripted programming, the network’s good news also entered the world of reality television. E! also booked an eight-episode second season of “House of DVF.”