EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment One (eOne) is getting into the royal business after boarding a documentary series that explores the British royal family.
The Walking Dead and Peppa Pig distributor has taken all international rights, excluding the UK, to Inside The Crown, which is produced by UK indie Spun Gold for ITV. It is set to reveal the real stories that featured in Netflix’s royal drama.
Kate Cundall, eOne’s VP Acquisitions, International Distribution, who is based in the company’s London office, closed the deal with Spun Gold, a royal family expert that has produced series including Meghan and Harry: The First 100 Days, Royal Wives of Windsor and The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.
Inside The Crown is expected to air later this year, around the same time the Left Bank-produced big-budget period drama is coming back to SVOD screens.
I hear Inside The Crown will feature stories from the British Royal family from Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation through to the present. The high-end factual series will feature a range of historians and royal advisors.
It will tell stories from the likes of Princess Margaret and Prince Phillip. The pair featured heavily in The Crown with stories such as Margaret’s engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend through to her relationship with society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. Philip, meanwhile, goes on a five-month royal tour and his relationship with his wife is explored.
A number of broadcasters around the world have apparently already shown interest in picking up the series.