American television programme which is about a fictional British Royal Family has been dubbed as “possibly the worst show in the history of TV” and it has also received a drubbing from critics across the world. Independent report.
Other features include Hurley as young, seductive Queen Helena and Vincent Regan as her husband, King Simon.
Collins, who appears as Queen Helena’s mother, holder of the fictional title “Grand Duchess of Oxford”, has been mocked online as “a fake Maggie Smith” – a reference to Downton Abbey’s the Dowager Countess of Grantham.
The comedy drama, described by US critics as “a twisted, soapy take on England’s first family”, is the first scripted television series from the cable channel better known for reality TV hit Keeping Up with the Kardashians.