The Queen you know, the girl you don’t. Starzplay have released the official first Trailer for upcoming historical period drama Becoming Elizabeth. The Tudor drama exploring the fascinating, untold story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen.
The actress playing the young Elizabeth is Alicia von Rittberg, she is joined by Romola Garai, Oliver Zetterström, Jamie Parker, Tom Cullen, Bella Ramsey, Jessica Raine, and Olivier Huband.
The Trailer teases the turmoil that roams and thanks to King Henry VIII’s death and his son Edward is too young to reign. Well he is 9 year old and Elizabeth and her sister Mary find themselves in the middle of a political game.
Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor, played by Alicia von Rittberg (Fury, “Charité,” “Genius”), was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. The death of King Henry VIII sees his nine-year-old son Edward, played by Oliver Zetterström (The Midnight Gang, “The Romanoffs”), take the throne and sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power when Elizabeth, Edward and their sister Mary, played by Romola Garai (“The Hour,” “The Miniaturist) find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.
Additional key players in the relentless quest for power include King Henry’s widow, Catherine Parr, played by Jessica Raine (“The Informer,” “Patrick Melrose”), Thomas Seymour, played by Tom Cullen (Weekend, “Black Mirror”), the new King’s uncle, who quickly marries the widowed Catherine but soon takes an interest in the teenage Elizabeth and Duke of Somerset, played by John Heffernan (“The Pursuit of Love,” “The Crown”), who loses no time in claiming the position of Lord Protector for himself when the old King dies.
Becoming Elizabeth will premiere on Starzplay Sunday 12th June. This will also be the same day in the U.S and Canada on STARZ.
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