There is no one that knows how to do a period drama like Starz does. Legitimately no one. They dive into a world and make you want to be in that world.
It’s always shot absolutely beautifully.
The costuming is always flawless.
The sets are always impeccable.
Becoming Elizabeth looks as though it is going to be just as amazing as all of the period dramas that have come before it.
Becoming Elizabeth is the fascinating, untold 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. The death of King Henry 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. The world of Becoming Elizabeth is visceral, dangerous, and very bloody; 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. Judgements are rendered quickly, and no one is safe.
Becoming Elizabeth stars Alicia von Rittberg as Elizabeth I; Romola Garai as Mary; Oliver Zetterstrom as Edward; Jessica Raine as Catherine Parr; Tom Cullen as Thomas Seymour; John Heffernan as Duke Somerset; Jamie Parker as John Dudley; Jamie Blackley as Robert Dudley; and Bella Ramsey as Jane Grey.
The eight episode series is due to premiere on Starz this summer.