The Prince is another upcoming TV show based on the royal family but its main character is seven-year-old Prince George. As a satire cartoon series from writer and creator Gary Janetti, The Prince might also attract the same criticisms as The Crown.
HBO Max signed Janetti to do the animated satire because of the popularity of his Prince George Instagram memes. According to Cosmopolitan, the account has nearly a million followers even before the series sets a debut release date.
Janetti himself will voice Prince George's character but, since this is a satire, the boy sounds more like an adult man, based on the teaser. Proving its caliber, the creator has managed to convince other famous actors to board the show and lend their voices to the rest of the royal family.
Playing Prince Harry is none other than Orlando Bloom, while Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner lends her voice to Princess Charlotte. Other cast members for The Prince include Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Iwan Rheon as Prince William, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Dan Stevens as the voices of both Prince Charles and Prince Philip.
According to royal biographer Omid Scobie, The Prince will depict Prince George as a "sassy commentator" of the ongoings in the royal family. Admittedly, Scobie didn't think that the show will move forward and get a series order because he thought that there are rules and laws about satires.
Scobie said in his podcast series that it sounds like Janetti and the animators are making fun of the royal family. However, the actual verdict won't be out until people watch the show's debut in its entirety. The biographer said that he hopes it will truly be a hysterical series where viewers will be laughing with the royals and "not at them."
Bloom said that he agreed to be one of the voices because he believes in the script and the creativity of Janetti. He thinks that the royal family, especially his character Prince Harry, will have a sense of humor about the program.
Meanwhile, Janetti acknowledged that there had been some negative feedback in how George is portrayed in The Prince. However, he defended that his satire, which actually started when Prince George was just four years old, is done with affection. Janetti said that The Prince is "meant to be so ridiculous" that no one should take it seriously but it remains to be seen how the royal family will react.