Nico Evers-Swindell (Grimm) is set as the lead in NBC’s untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler. Co-starring in the pilot, from Universal TV and Poehler’s Paper Kate Prods. is Tim Baltz (Drunk History), with Jessie Ennis (Veep) also cast.
The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Evers-Swindell will play Prince Karl (known as The Dumb Prince –not affectionately) who returns home from a year’s exile in America after having passed out at the coronation of his seemingly hapless father, King Adrian. Baltz will play Prince Marco, the second son of Modaria’s ruling family, and Ennis will play Princess Jana, the youngest child of the royal family.
Poeher, Dave Becky, and Brooke Posch executive produce with Grandy.
This is not Evers-Swindell’s first royal leading role — he also played Prince William in the 2011 Lifetime movie William & Kate. He is with Gersh and Authentic.
Baltz, repped by ICM Partners, Jordan Tilzer at El Centro, and Lichter Grossman, is currently shooting Bazillion Dollar Properties for Seeso. He will next be seen in Mascots, the Christopher Guest-directed feature for Netflix.
Ennis is represented by Underground and UTA.
Original story appeared on Deadline.