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BECOMING ELIZABETH (STARZ)
Premieres in TBA 2021 or 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, December 2019) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced it has greenlit the series "Becoming Elizabeth," created and written by award-winning playwright and television screenwriter Anya Reiss (Spur of the Moment, The Acid Test) who will executive produce with The Forge's George Ormond ("National Treasure," "Great Expectations") and George Faber ("Shameless," "Generation Kill"). Reiss will serve as lead writer on the 8-episode season and be joined by an all-female writing team including Emily Ballou ("Traitors," "Taboo," "Humans"), Anna Jordan ("Succession") and Suhayla El- Bushra ("Ackley Bridge," "Hollyoaks"). "The world of 'Becoming Elizabeth' is visceral and dangerous - judgments are rendered quickly and no one is safe," said Starz CEO Jeffrey A. Hirsch. "This series explores the Tudor Reign and young Elizabeth, who would become England's 'Gloriana' and one of history's most dynamic figures, through a new lens which we think viewers will find highly engaging." "Becoming Elizabeth" is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. Elizabeth struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty. Her fascinating and factual journey to secure the crown is filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threaten to bring forth her demise at a time in which every man or woman of the court is on the wheel of fortune, which may take them to a position of great power one moment, or the executioner's block the next.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Macqueen as Steven Gardiner
· Alexandra Gilbreath as Kat Ashley
· Alicia von Rittberg as Elizabeth
· Bella Ramsey as Jane Grey
· Ekow Quartey as Pedro
· Jacob Avery as Guildford Dudley
· Jamie Blackley as Robert Dudley
· Jamie Parker as John Dudley
· Jessica Raine as Catherine Parras
· John Heffernan as Duke of Somerset
· Leo Bill as Henry Grey
· Oliver Zetterström as Edward
· Olivier Huband as Ambassador Guzman
· Romola Garai as Mary
· Tom Cullen as Thomas Seymour
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anya Reiss as CRTR/EP
· George Faber as EP
· George Ormond as EP
· Lisa Osborne as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Forge, The