American Princess (2019 TV series)

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American Princess
GenreComedy-drama
Created byJamie Denbo
Written byJamie Denbo
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes3 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkLifetime
Original releaseJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02) –
Present (Present)
External links
Official Website

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

Premise[edit]

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]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [2]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [2]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Claire ScanlonJamie DenboJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)0.372[3]
2"Just Boob Stuff"Mark A. BurleyJon ShermanJune 2, 2019 (2019-06-02)0.220[3]
3"Down There"Nick SandowDana Min Goodman & Julia WolovJune 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)0.240[4]
4"Why Are You Romeo?"TBATBAJune 16, 2019 (2019-06-16)TBD
5"Man Stuff"TBATBAJune 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)TBD
6"Queen, Interrupted"Claire Scanlon[5]TBAJune 30, 2019 (2019-06-30)TBD
7"The Tempest"TBATBAJuly 7, 2019 (2019-07-07)TBD
8"Fairemily Matters"TBATBAJuly 14, 2019 (2019-07-14)TBD
9"You Can Always Trust Your Vaganya"TBATBAJuly 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)TBD
10"Faire Well"TBATBAJuly 21, 2019 (2019-07-21)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

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][6][7][8] On April 26, 2018, it was reported that Claire Scanlon would direct for the series.[9] On June 29, 2018, it was clarified that she would be directing the pilot episode and the season finale.[5] On February 6, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 2, 2019.[10]

Casting[edit]

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.[11] On May 24, 2018, it was reported that Lesley Ann Warren and Max Ehrich had been cast in recurring roles.[12] 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.[13][14]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the first season began on July 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.[15]

Release[edit]

On February 9, 2019, the first trailer for the series was released.[10]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 71% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 6.81/10.[16]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" June 2, 2019 0.1 0.372[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Just Boob Stuff" June 2, 2019 0.1 0.220[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Down There" June 9, 2019 0.1 0.240[4] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "American Princess - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Metcalf, Mitch (June 4, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.2.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (June 11, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.9.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 10, 2017). "Jenji Kohan Drama 'American Princess' Goes Straight to Series at Lifetime". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 10, 2017). "Lifetime Orders 'American Princess' Series From Jamie Denbo and Jenji Kohan". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Ganz, Jami (August 10, 2017). "'Orange Is the New Black' Creator's 'American Princess' Gets Greenlight at Lifetime". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Groves, Don (April 26, 2018). "Georgia Flood lands her first US role as an 'American Princess'". If Magazine. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (May 24, 2018). "'American Princess': Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (July 2, 2018). "'American Princess': Lifetime Series Adds Four Recurring To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "American Princess: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 13, 2019.

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