Lifetime is now casting new actors to play Prince Harry and Duchess Megan in “Becoming Royal”, the sequel to last year’s hit movie “Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance.”
The network broke the news during the Television Critics Association Toulon Sunday, February 10.
“Now recently we heard a rumor that our favorite overseas royal couple, Harry and Meghan, are going to have a baby and so what better way to celebrate than with a sequel to our hit film that will air this spring,” A+E president of programming Rob Sharenow told reporters, according to The Wrap.
Sharenow added that the producers will be casting new actors to play the roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because “unfortunately our original royal couple, Murray [Fraser] and Parisa[Fitz-Henley] are not available. So more news to come on who will take their crowns.”
Currently, are no reports if the actors Duchess Kate and Prince William, Laura Mitchell and Burgess Abernethy, will also recast.
“Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance” debuted on Lifetime at May 13 – six days before the couple tied the knot at Windsor Castle in England and centered around the story of the prince and the Hollywood actress from being set up by friends to going on a blind date.
The new movie, which has the working title of “Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal”, will follow their love story, according to Lifetime. As the network explains the movie will pull “back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the royal family during their pivotal first year of marriage.”
Production on the new film is set to start later this month in Vancouver.