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BBC America's first original comedy series will be called 'Almost Royal', the network has announced.

It's a mockumentary that will follow young British aristocrats on their first trip to America.

It'll centre on a couple called Georgie (played by Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart). They're distant relatives to the Royal family, and heirs to an estate in Norfolk.

They have big hopes for America. Georgie wants the trip to make him more "manly", while Poppy dreams of becoming a pop star/actor/author/lifestyle guru/cookery presenter.

It seems she's lacking the talent in all of these areas, however.

Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on 'Russell Howard's Good News', and has also written for 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'. Amy Hoggart is a writer and performer who is behind the character Pattie Brewster. Brewster has a penchant for cats and for writing somewhat misguided self-help books.

'Almost Royal' will be produced by Burning Bright Productions. Clive Tulloh is the executive producer, and Seamus Murphy-Mitchell is the series producer. It will distributed by BBC Worldwide.

The series will be directed by Chris Faith and Marcus Liversedge.

It will premiere at 10pm on June 21st, straight after the series two finale of 'Orphan Black'.

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