The royals in "The Palace" will be fictional but the series will be inspired by current events, said ITV PLC spokeswoman Holly Palin.
"It will have a very 'West Wing' feel, with a little of touch of 'Dallas,"' Palin
said."It will offer a little insight into how the world's most famous establishment hangs together." ITV
emphasized that no one would recognize members of the actual royal family in the characters.For one, the monarch will be a king, not a queen.
"It will be purely fictional, but it will be hard not to be inspired by some of the things that are going on," Palin
Eight hour-long episodes have been commissioned from Company Pictures
, the production company behind the historical TV drama "Elizabeth I" and the popular British series "Shameless."