Almost Royal, Totally Brilliant

6.16.2014

By Jason Lamphier

BBC America's first original comedy-reality series follows two aristocratic Brits who meet 'real Americans'—hilarity ensues

Photo courtesy of BBC America

In the deliciously dry new BBC America series Almost Royal (which premieres June 21), two British heirs leave their home country and embark on a road trip to discover the United States.

Along the way, fame whore Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) and her brother, Georgie (Ed Gamble), neither of whom have ever worked or driven themselves, interrogate a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, spin by the set of The Bold and the Beautiful, and take a Hollywood bike tour that includes the public bathroom where George Michael was notoriously caught in flagrante delicto.

These aristo-brats’ mockumentary shenanigans — and the reactions of their unsuspecting real-life victims — are about as rich as it gets. They even attend a drag brunch — because, really, what could be more American than that?

Watch an intro teaser below:

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