The popular series “Sultan” has been watched by more than 7 million people in its first three weeks, but a UK distributor has warned that there could be a “big impact” on the show’s fortunes as it approaches its second season.
The network said it would make a decision on whether to renew the show, which was broadcast on MTV in the UK between September and November last year, by mid-January.
The channel has now put out a call to fans to make a donation to the BBC, which will be used to fund the next three seasons of the series.
The series is the subject of a BBC documentary, which has been shown in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
It follows a young Saudi prince and his friends who travel to England to escape the country’s repressive laws and become an international pop star.
However, the prince is subjected to harsh criticism by his own government and his popularity quickly drops, and he is banished.
The show has also been criticised by religious leaders who have warned that its portrayal of the monarchy in Saudi Arabia was insensitive.
“It’s important that the BBC is aware of this situation and act in accordance with its mandate to promote a more inclusive and inclusive society,” the BBC said in a statement.
The first episode of the BBC documentary features the prince as he tries to find his way back to Saudi Arabia after a disastrous trip to Europe and the US.
He is also forced to cope with the growing popularity of his sister, a teenage beauty queen who also works as a fashion designer.
The prince returns home in the middle of the documentary to find that he is pregnant.
“We want to be clear, we don’t think this is the only way to make this transition,” the producer of the film, Jonny Deutsch, told the BBC.
“Our film has a very real and very serious message about Saudi Arabia and its place in the world.”
The Prince’s brother, Mohammed, said: “We hope the BBC can do the right thing and not make a judgement about a series that is so universally loved.”