Former AMC psychodrama “Mary & George” has transitioned to Starz with a 2024 premiere date, Starz announced Thursday.
Starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine, the seven-part series is inspired by the true story of Mary Villiers (Moore), who groomed her handsome and charismatic son, George (Galitzine), to woo King James VI of Scotland and I of England Was. Be her omnipotent lover. “Through intrigues, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become the richest, most titled and influential players ever seen at the English court, and the king’s most trusted advisors. “All this happened at a time when England’s place on the world stage was under threat from Spanish invasion and rioters were taking to the streets to denounce the King,” reads the official description.
“‘Mary & George’ is the perfect complement to STARZ’s exciting slate and we are thrilled to partner with Sky Studios to bring this extraordinary series to American audiences,” said Alison Hoffman, President of Domestic Networks, STARZ. “We can’t wait for the world to discover the untold story of Marie Villiers, who mastered the art of sexual and political conquest in a male-dominated society. And to have Julian leading this remarkable cast is a dream.
The cast includes Nicola Walker, Niamh Elgar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilder, Adrian Rollins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant, Amelia Gething, Mirren Mac, Rena Mahoney and Simon Russell. Are included. Beel.
ace Diversity As previously reported, AMC Networks had exclusive distribution rights in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. Now planned to debut in the US and Canada as a Starz Original in 2024, a deal to purchase the distribution rights was made by Sky Studios, which produces the series in conjunction with Hera Pictures. NBCUniversal Global Distribution handles international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.
Written by DC Moore (“Killing Eve,” “Temple”), the script is inspired by Benjamin Woolley’s nonfiction book “The King’s Assassin.” Liza Marshall is executive producing for Hera Pictures alongside DC Moore, Oliver Hermans and Julianne Moore. Hermanus (“Living,” “Moffee”) also directs the series as lead director. Sam Hoyle serves as executive producer for Sky Studios.