American Princess (2018 TV series)

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American Princess
Created byJamie Denbo
Written byJamie Denbo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkLifetime

American Princess is an upcoming American drama television series created by Jamie Denbo that is set to premiere on June 2, 2019, on Lifetime. Denbo is also set to write for the series and executive produce alongside Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann.


American Princess follows "Amanda, an Upper East Side socialite, who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Amanda’s storybook wedding plans are dramatically derailed when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, just hours before they are to be wed. Outraged, Amanda reacts violently to the indiscretions and runs away from her own dream wedding in the countryside, only to find herself stranded in the middle of a Renaissance Faire with no phone and no way home. She soon discovers her outburst has made tabloid headlines and experiences a nervous breakdown, leading her to re-evaluate her life. The unexpected awakening leads Amanda to leave everything she thought she cared about behind, to become the Faire’s newest wench-in-waiting."[1]

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On August 10, 2017, it was announced that Lifetime had given a series order to American Princess, a new television series created and written by Jamie Denbo. The series order was reportedly for a first season of ten episodes in which Denbo will also executive produce alongside Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann. Production companies involved in the series include A+E Studios and IM Global Television.[1][2][3][4] On April 26, 2018, it was reported that Claire Scanlon would direct for the series.[5] On June 29, 2018, it was clarified that she would be directing the pilot episode and the season finale.[6] On February 6, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 2, 2019.[7]


On April 24, 2018, it was announced that Georgia Flood, Lucas Neff, Seana Kofoed, Rory O’Malley, and Mary Hollis Inboden had joined the main cast as series regulars.[8] On May 24, 2018, it was reported that Lesley Ann Warren and Max Ehrich had been cast in recurring roles.[9] In July 2018, it was reported that Mimi Gianopulos, Helen Madelyn Kim, Tommy Dorfman, Erin Pineda, Matt Peters, Lucas Hazlett, Lex King, Steve Agee, Kitana Turnbull, Mike Lane, Juan Alfonso, Sophie Von Haselberg, Sas Goldberg, and Patrick Gallagher would appear in a recurring capacity.[10][11]


Principal photography for season one began on July 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[12]


On February 9, 2019, the first trailer for the series was released.[7]


  1. ^ a b Petski, Denise (August 10, 2017). "Lifetime Orders 'American Princess' Drama Series From Jenji Kohan & Jamie Denbo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 10, 2017). "Jenji Kohan Drama 'American Princess' Goes Straight to Series at Lifetime". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 10, 2017). "Lifetime Orders 'American Princess' Series From Jamie Denbo and Jenji Kohan". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Ganz, Jami (August 10, 2017). "'Orange Is the New Black' Creator's 'American Princess' Gets Greenlight at Lifetime". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Groves, Don (April 26, 2018). "Georgia Flood lands her first US role as an 'American Princess'". If Magazine. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Swartz, Tracy (June 29, 2018). "How director Claire Scanlon's Chicago roots influenced Netflix rom-com 'Set It Up'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Schwartz, Dana (February 6, 2019). "Exclusive: Get a royal first look at Jenji Kohan's new series 'American Princess'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (April 24, 2018). "'American Princess': Georgia Flood To Topline Lifetime Series From Jenji Kohan & Jamie Denbo; Lucas Neff & 3 More Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (May 24, 2018). "'American Princess': Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (July 2, 2018). "'American Princess': Lifetime Series Adds Four Recurring To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (July 24, 2018). "'American Princess': Matt Peters, Lucas Hazlett, Sophie Von Haselberg Among 10 Cast As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Friday, July 6 Filming Locations for Take Two, Runaways, Jessica Jones, & more! - On Location Vacations". On Location Vacations. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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