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The Royals, Ukweli Roach, William Moseley, Mark Schwahn, Merritt Patterson, Manpreet Bachu

Today marked the first day of shooting for E's new series The Royals, which focuses on the extravagant lives of a fictional modern day royal family and the daily drama that surrounds them.

The cast and crew members depicted in the exclusive photo above from left to right are Ukweli Roach, who will play the role of Marcus, William Moseley, who plays Prince Liam, creator and director Mark Schwahn, Merritt Patterson as Opheliathe American girl who catches the eye of the prince, and Manpreet Bachu, who plays Ashok.

The show also stars Elizabeth Hurley as the queen, along with Vincent Regan as the king and Alexandra Park as the controversial princess.

The series is being produced by Lionsgate and will debut sometime in early 2015.

Click on the above clip to get an exciting look at the upcoming first season of The Royals!