Exciting news for fans of gripping historical dramas! Starz has recently unveiled a thrilling addition to its lineup, the seven-part series “Mary & George,” set to premiere in 2024. Starring the talented Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine, this psychodrama promises to captivate audiences with its unique storyline, inspired by true events from history. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of this intriguing series, from its plot and cast to its production and distribution.
“Mary & George” takes viewers on a journey back in time, delving into the fascinating and scandalous tale of Mary Villiers (played by Julianne Moore) and her charismatic son, George (portrayed by Nicholas Galitzine). The series is based on the true story of Mary Villiers, a woman who used her beauty and wit to mold her son into a powerful seducer. Their target? None other than King James VI of Scotland and I of England.
Through a series of cunning schemes, Mary and George ascend from humble beginnings to become the richest, most titled, and influential figures at the English court. They earn the trust of the King, becoming his most trusted advisors. All of this unfolds during a time when England’s position on the world stage was under threat from a looming Spanish invasion, and citizens took to the streets to voice their discontent with the monarchy. The official description of the series promises a gripping narrative filled with intrigue, politics, and passion.
“Mary & George” boasts a stellar ensemble cast, including the likes of 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. With such a talented group of actors, viewers can expect captivating performances that bring this historical drama to life.
“Mary & George” originally held exclusive distribution rights across multiple territories such as the U.S., Canada, Australia/New Zealand/India; however it will make its U.S./Canadian debut as an original series on Starz in 2024. The distribution rights were secured through a deal brokered by Sky Studios, the production company behind the series, in association with Hera Pictures. For international sales, NBCUniversal Global Distribution will be handling distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.
“Mary & George” features an outstanding creative team behind-the-scenes. D.C. Moore of “Killing Eve” and Temple fame wrote the script, with Benjamin Woolley’s nonfiction book The King’s Assassin serving as inspiration. Together these talents add historical depth and authenticity to this captivating narrative. Executive producers for Hera Pictures include Liza Marshall, D.C. Moore, Oliver Hermanus, and Julianne Moore. Oliver Hermanus, acclaimed for his work on “Living” and “Moffie,” also takes on the role of lead director for the series. Additionally, Sam Hoyle serves as the executive producer for Sky Studios.
“Mary & George” will add an exhilarating twist to Starz’s lineup in 2024, providing viewers with an intriguing blend of history, drama and intrigue. Boasting an outstanding cast, captivating storyline and talented creative team – “Mary & George” promises to become an unmissable series that keeps audiences riveted all season long! Get excited as its premiere date approaches; get ready for an amazing journey into history with “Mary & George!”