The series that explores the early years of one of England’s most iconic queens debuts today: here’s the plot, the cast and everything you need to know.
Bow to a new queen who comes, this time, up STARZPLAY. Debuts today on Starz’s international video streaming service Becoming Elizabetha period series in costume that explores the fascinating and untold story of the early years of England’s most iconic queen, Elizabeth I. Today, June 12, is available on first episode and then the appointment will be renewed every Sunday with a new episode. Here she is plotthe castthe official trailer and everything you need to know.
The plot and the cast of Becoming Elizabeth
After the successes of The White Queen, The White Princess And The Spanish Princessall available on STARZPLAY, Becoming Elizabeth tells the beginning of the story of Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Bolena. Long before ascending the throne, the young woman (played by the actress of Genius Alicia von Rittberg) was an orphaned teenager who became involved in the politics and sexual intrigues of the English court. The death of the King sees the 9-year-old son Edoardo (Oliver Zetterström, The Romanoffs) ascend the throne and start a heated race for power when Elizabeth, Edward and their sister Maria (Romola Garai, The Hour) become pawns in a game between the great families of England and the European powers vying for control of the country.
There synopsis diffused by STARZPLAY, moreover, reads: “The world of Becoming Elizabeth it is visceral, dangerous and bloodthirsty; it is a time when everyone at court lives in a Russian roulette, can find themselves in a position of great power, and a moment later, under the hangman’s ax; it’s a time when judgments are made quickly and no one is safe. “
The other actors and characters
Other key roles in this relentless race for power include King Henry’s widow, Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine, Patrick Melrose); Thomas Seymour (Tom Cullen, Downton Abbey), the new uncle of the King, who quickly marries the widow Catherine but soon becomes interested in the adolescent Elizabeth; and the Duke of Somerset (John Heffernan, The Crown), who on the death of the elderly King wastes no time in claiming the position of Lord Protector. They also star in the miniseries Jamie Blackley (The Last Kingdom), Alexandra Gilbreath (The girl with tulips), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Leo Bill (Taboo), Beautiful Ramsey (Game of thrones), Ekow Quartey (Harry Potter), Alex MacQueen (Peaky Blinders) And Olivier Huband (I Hate Suzie).