A rival of The Crown? Grace Kelly’s grandson announces new drama about Monaco’s royal family, as Netflix hit comes to an end

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According to Variety, Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo will produce an installment of

Monaco’s royal family has suffered tragic deaths, sudden divorces, and headline-grabbing paternity claims, all because of the ‘Grimaldi curse’, or so legend would have you believe.

A spell is said to have been cast on the Grimaldi family, who ruled Monaco for over 700 years, meaning none of their marriages would survive.

But now a new film, created by Grace Kelly’s own grandson Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo, could reveal the truth behind the stories.

According to Variety, Pierre and Beatrice will produce an installment of ‘Monaco’ through their Astrea firm, with production to begin next year on the film.

The producers plan to expand the franchise into several movies and TV series, which will chart the family’s adventures through the centuries.

According to Variety, Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo will produce an installment of “Monaco” through their Astrea firm, with production to begin next year on the film.

Speaking to the website, Dimitri Rassam, who will also work on the films, said: “I thought I knew this story, but it turns out I had only scratched the surface. Simply said it is epic in every way: Family, adventure, intrigue.

‘The true story of the founding of the Grimaldi of Monaco some seven centuries ago is one of the most captivating stories I have had the opportunity to discover thanks to the initiative of Beatrice, Andrea and Pierre.’

And there’s plenty of material for the TV series, with rumors of a course that plagued the family for years.

Some say it all dates back to 1297, when the first Grimaldi, Francesco the Spiteful, tricked the principality’s defenders by disguising himself as a monk, only to kill them.

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Other myths suggest that the curse was placed on the family by a witch after one of the Grimaldi raped or kidnapped her and sought revenge.

And the curse was supposedly given renewed vigor in 1515 by Claudine of Monaco when she warned on her deathbed that no Grimaldi should ever ally with a foreign power.

But whatever the truth, total devastation struck in 1982 when Prince Rainier’s fairytale marriage to Hollywood legend Grace Kelly ended in tragedy.

Meanwhile, in recent years, the current ruler, Prince Albert II, 65, and his wife Princess Charlene, 45, have been dogged by speculation about their marriage.

There's plenty of material for the TV series, with rumors of a course plaguing the family for years.

There’s plenty of material for the TV series, with rumors of a course plaguing the family for years.

The Monaco royal franchise will be far from the first time a royal scandal has been captured on film in recent years.

In fact, the series is likely to follow in the footsteps of The Crown, which follows the British royal family and is set to end this year.

Over the first five series of The Crown, the Netflix hit has become famous for twisting the facts to suit its narrative, and while some artistic license is inevitable, some critics have been outraged by its rewriting of history and relationships.

The sixth series of the Netflix series will follow the royals into the 21st century, depicting Kate and William’s romance at St Andrew’s and closing with the king’s 2005 wedding to then-Camilla Parker Bowles.

Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of The Crown’s final series later this year, and the show is already stirring controversy as it plans to depict the tragic death of Princess Diana.

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Many argued that filming the scenes leading up to Diana’s death in Paris was insensitive, as well as the series continuing its launch shortly after the Queen’s death in September last year.

Focusing heavily on the fallout between Princess Diana, played by Debicki, and King Charles (then Prince of Wales) played by West, the new series showcased a number of low points for the royals.

Among them were the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, the controversial Panorama interview of the late royal and the notorious ‘tampongate’ phone call between the King and Queen Consort, later Camilla.

Acting royal Dame Judi Dench, who is close to King Charles and Camilla, accused the show of being “crude and hurtful”.

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