Liz Hurley to play Queen Helena in upcoming American drama

London: Elizabeth Hurley is set to play the role of fictional `Queen Helena` in the upcoming contemporary drama `The Royals.`

According to, Hurley would be playing the queen, who is sexy, devious and conflicted, in the drama which is loosely based on William Shakespeare`s `Hamlet`, reported.

The series will centre on the character of the 48-year-old actress, who clashes with her son, the heir to the throne, and his new American girlfriend, as she struggles with her failing marriage to the King.