With Lifetime well underway on their movie William & Kate, Hallmark Channel is prepping its own telefilm about the photogenic future royal couple. The cable channel announced it will soon go into production on William & Kate: A Royal Love Story for an August 13 premiere. The Hallmark movie was written by and is executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Linda Yellen, who also exec produced the hugely popular telefilm The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, about the once-fairytale love story of Prince William’s parents. “While biographical, the film is a love story with an inside look at the nuances of a modern monarchy,” Hallmark’s SVP original programming Barbara Fisher said.
Lifetime’s William & Kate, which stars Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William and Camilla Luddington as Kate Middleton, is already in production for a premiere targeted around the couple’s Royal Wedding on April 29.