BBC America Picks Up Second Season of ‘Almost Royal’

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BBC America Picks Up Second Season of ‘Almost Royal’

BBC America has picked up a second season of its first original comedy series “Almost Royal.”

The (8×30) second season is produced by Burning Bright Productions with Clive Tulloh (“Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man,” “The Dame Edna Treatment,” “High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman”) as executive producer and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell (“Bug,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) as series producer.

In the first season of “Almost Royal,” Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), the 57th and 58th in line to the throne, travelled all over the United States – from Texas to Michigan and California to New York – familiarizing themselves with this great country and its even greater citizens. Now, Georgie and Poppy return to continue their examination of American culture, exploring subjects like beauty, holidays, sport and law and order. Leaving no stone unturned, they will dig deep to push the boundaries of documentary journalism to show the world what America looks like from a British – almost royal – point of view.

Clive Tulloh, Executive Producer, said: “Burning Bright is delighted to have the opportunity to be making a second season of ‘Almost Royal’ for BBC America. We are very proud to have made such an innovative comedy series that had found an audience on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC America added: “Poppy and Georgie are back. God help us all.”

“Almost Royal” is a BBC America original series produced by Burning Bright Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide. The first season premiered on BBC America on June 21, 2014 and aired on E4 in the UK. Ahead of the series launch, BBC America collaborated with YouTube Space LA on Almost Royal Goes to YouTube, a web series featuring YouTube stars.

BBC America delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC America has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.BBCAmerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

The above press release was issued by BBC America.

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