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JUN
19
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BBC America's 'Almost Royal': First Look at the Comedy's Series Premiere (Exclusive Video)

The mockumentary-style scripted series follows Georgie and Poppy Carlton as they go on a trip across America.

BBC America is bringing British royalty to the U.S. in its first scripted comedy series.

The mockumentary-style Almost Royal follows Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart), heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British Royal Family. They agree to have a camera crew follow them as they go on an unofficial tour of America.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively premieres a scene from the series premiere, airing after the season-two finale of Orphan Black. In the clip, Georgie and Poppy pay a visit to a plastic surgeon and seek advice on how to "look 10 out of 10." "Mother's maybe only a seven-and-a-half," Georgie deadpans. Things get awkward when the surgeon winks at Georgie, who catches on quickly and may be slightly disturbed by it.

After some stalling, Poppy asks for the dirt on celebrities and their cosmetic upgrades. Naturally, Georgie and Poppy begin to list stars they believe may have had some work done — Rick Moranis, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kate Middleton, among them. Then, Poppy drops a zinger regarding Middleton.

Almost Royal premieres Saturday at 10 p.m. on BBC America.

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