Mary & George is headed to Starz. The cable community has ordered the historic drama, which follows a mom and son who did every thing they may to overcome the Court docket of England and mattress King James I. Seven episodes have been produced for the sequence, which AMC initially ordered in October 2022.
Primarily based on a scandalous true story, the interval drama stars Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine because the mother-and-son duo. Nicola Walker, Niamh Algar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilder, Adrian Rawlins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant, Amelia Gething, Mirren Mack, Rina Mahoney, and Simon Russell Beale additionally star within the drama.
Starz revealed extra in regards to the 2024 sequence in a press launch.
“STARZ has acquired the U.S. and Canada rights to “Mary & George“, an audacious historical psychodrama starring Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Nicholas Galitzine (Red, White & Royal Blue), about a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I. Based on a scandalous true story, the seven-part limited series is created by acclaimed playwright D.C. Moore (“Killing Eve,” Temple) and is produced by Hera Photos (The Finish We Begin From, Temple) in affiliation with Sky Studios. “Mary & George” is ready to debut in 2024 as a STARZ unique within the U.S. and Canada.
“‘Mary & George’ is the perfect complement to STARZ’s provocative slate and we’re thrilled to partner with Sky Studios to bring this extraordinary series to U.S. audiences,” stated Alison Hoffman, President of Home Networks for STARZ. “We can’t wait for the world to discover the untold story of Mary Villiers, who mastered the art of sexual and political conquests in a male-dominated society. And to have Julianne leading this remarkable cast is a dream.”
Julianne Moore performs Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, who in seventeenth century England molded her lovely son, George, to seduce King James I and change into his omnipotent lover. By outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to change into one of many richest, most titled and influential gamers the English courtroom had ever seen, and the King’s most trusted advisors. Nicholas Galitzine performs her son, George Villiers, a naïve romantic who alongside his ruthless mom was ready to cease at nothing to get to the highest. Tony Curran (“Mayflies”) stars as King James I, the goal of Mary & George’s seductive scheming.
The ensemble solid contains Nicola Walker (The Break up, Unforgotten), Niamh Algar (The Surprise, Malpractice), Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy, Queen Of Hearts), Sean Gilder (Sherwood, Gradual Horses), Adrian Rawlins (Residing, Chernobyl), Mark O’Halloran (The Miracle Membership, The Virtues), Laurie Davidson (Masters of the Air, Responsible Get together), Samuel Blenkin (Atlanta, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Jacob McCarthy (SAS: Rogue Heroes, The Tragedy of Macbeth), Tom Victor (Consent), Alice Grant (Anthem at Almeida Theatre), Amelia Gething (Emily, The Amelia Gething Advanced), Mirren Mack (The Nest, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Rina Mahoney (Pleased Valley, Cobra) and Simon Russell Beale (The Dying of Stalin, The Outfit).
“Mary & George” is produced by Hera Photos in affiliation with Sky Studios.The sequence is written by D.C. Moore (Killing Eve, Temple), impressed by Benjamin Woolley’s nonfiction ebook The King’s Murderer. Liza Marshall is government producer for Hera Photos alongside D.C. Moore, Oliver Hermanus and Julianne Moore. Hermanus (Residing, Moffie) additionally helms the sequence as lead director. Sam Hoyle serves as government producer for Sky Studios.
The deal was brokered by Sky Studios. NBCUniversal World Distribution handles worldwide gross sales on behalf of Sky Studios.”
A preview of the restricted sequence is beneath.