There's a new Duke and Duchess of Sussex in town... At least when it comes to playing the real life versions on television! Lifetime is set to produce a second film about the whirlwind romance between Prince Harry and Meghan dubbed Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal – and on Thursday (Feb. 21), the channel announced the film's stars.
Tiffany Marie Smith has been tasked with playing Meghan, while Charlie Field will play Harry. If either look familiar, it's because they've both made appearances on some pretty popular shows – she's been on Supernatural and Jane the Virgin, while he's on National Geographic's period drama Genius.
Last year, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance followed the couple's fairy-tale romance from their initial meeting through to their engagement announcement. The dramatization of their relationship showed Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser playing the duchess and duke, respectively, and followed them as they traveled to Africa, attended a Halloween party in Toronto and avoided paparazzi. There were also some embellished and not-so-true details like a possible feud between Meghan and Duchess Kate.
The 2019 follow up will pick up where the 2018 movie left off, just ahead of the royal wedding. It will also focus on some of the challenges the pair have faced since becoming newlyweds – including Meghan's battles with the press and traveling while several months pregnant. It's also expected the film will cover the pair's renovation of Frogmore Cottage ahead of their soon-to-be-firstborn's arrival.
A Lifetime statement added the movie will pull "back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family. Beyond blending their families and cultures, Harry and Meghan's core values are put to the test as they try to find the balance between honoring Royal tradition and staying true to their beliefs."
Filming of the movie will reportedly happen in Vancouver, and the hope is it will hit TV screens in the spring, likely just in time for the arrival of Baby Sussex.