6:00am PT by Kate Stanhope
Amazon Acquires Streaming Rights to E!'s 'The Royals'
Amazon Prime is adding a touch of royalty to its library.
The streamer has made a pact with Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions for all past episodes of E! scripted drama The Royals, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The announcement comes ahead of the drama's Nov. 15 season two premiere.
Under the deal, all episodes of The Royals will stream at no extra charge for Amazon Prime subscribers beginning Friday.
E!'s first scripted drama, The Royals is co-produced by Lionsgate and Universal Cable Productions. The series is exec produced by showrunner Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill), Brian Robbins (Smallville), Joe Davola (Smallville) and Shauna Phelan.
The agreement expands UCP's relationship with Amazon Prime, which also holds the SVOD rights to USA's Mr. Robot and Suits, as well as Syfy's Defiance and Warehouse 13.