BBC America Moves Into Original Scripted Comedy With ‘Almost Royal’

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Following on from their recent push into original drama with the likes of Copper, Orphan Black and the upcoming Intruders, BBC America is now turning their attention to comedy.

The cable network has handed a 7 episode straight-to-series order to Almost Royal, a comedy series from Burning Bright Productions which tells the story of two young British aristocrats on their first trip to the United States. The seven part comedy is set to debut on BBC America on Sunday June 21st at 10/9c following the season two finale of Orphan Black.

Almost Royal follows Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the greatest country on earth – the United States of America. While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and see the world.