MTV is turning to royalty for their next reality series. The VIMN backed channel has given the greenlight to The Royal World, a six episode series that will offer an inside look at the lives of young royals and aristocrats from around the globe as their worlds collide in a British countryside mansion.
The Royal Worldhave access to the as yet unannounced cast’s lavish family homes and elite circles and will explore the lives of the pedigreed and privileged, including the ups and downs of life as twenty-somethings finding their way in the world. Audiences will get to know the real people behind the titles, and see what happens when these nine strangers stop being polite, and start getting real royal.
In addition to airing on MTV UK, The Royal World will also air on MTV’s international channels in more than 170 counties outside of the United States. The cast will be announced at a later date and include aristocrats with lineage rooted in the United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, Nigeria, Ireland and more – in addition to a “royally connected” American. The series is being produced by Initial (part of the Endemol Shine Group) and is being executive produced by Craig Orr and Iestyn Barker for MTV International, and Andrew Jackman for Initial.
“MTV has a deep-rooted history of shining a light on original characters and unique subcultures. The Royal World brings this to a whole new level,” said Kerry Taylor, Executive Vice-President of Youth & Music and co-head of MTV International. “From shores around the globe to royal mansions, we celebrate great stories everywhere they are. I can’t wait for the world to meet our new ‘royal family.’”
“Meghan falling for Prince Harry, marrying into the Royal Family, and her blossoming friendship with the Queen has captivated the nation”, commented Craig Orr, Vice-President of Commissioning and Development, MTV International. “Our intrigue and obsession with all things regal has well and truly been reignited. The Royal World’s veritable melting pot of global aristocrats will show what it really means to be young and royal.”
While Katy Manley, Creative Director, Initial, added: “The Royal World is a brilliantly entertaining show that invites you into a world which is utterly closed to most of us – the world of young, titled royals and aristocrats. Expect headline grabbing gossip that’ll leave palaces squirming as we get to know the real people behind the titles. This is a great example of the kind of young skewing, entertaining and insightful formats Cat Lynch and I have been developing since we took the helm at Initial so we are delighted to be working with MTV on it.”