Sky and Starz release the first teaser of the new event series today Mary & Georgeplayed by Oscar-winning and BAFTA-winning actress Julianne Moore (Still Alice, Far from paradise), by Nicholas Galitzine (Cinderella, Purple Hearts) and Tony Curran (Mayflies, Your Honor).
Exclusively on Sky and streaming only on NOW in 2024, Mary & George is inspired by the incredible true story of Mary Villiers, who raised her handsome and charismatic son, George, so he could seduce King James VI of Scotland, also known as James I of England, and become her all-powerful lover. Thanks to scandalous intrigues, the duo from humble origins became the richest, most successful and influential mother-son duo England had ever seen, as well as the king’s most trusted pair of advisors. With England’s position on the world stage threatened by the Spanish invasion and with rioters taking to the streets to overthrow the king, the stakes could not be higher. Willing to stop at nothing and armed with her ruthless political flair, Mary fought her way first through marriage, then by bribing politicians and conspiring with criminals. She thus managed to establish herself in the heart of the establishment, making it her own.
Mary & Georgeis an extremely daring period drama about a scandalous mother and son who plotted, seduced and murdered their way to the court of England and the bed of King James.
The cast also includes Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten), Niamh Algar (The Wonder, Malpractice), Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy, Queen Of Hearts), Sean Gilder (Sherwood, Slow Horses), Adrian Rawlins (Living, Chernobyl), Mark O’Happelloran (The Miracle Club, The Virtues), Laurie Davidson (Masters of the Air, Guilty Party), Samuel Blenkin (Atlanta, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Jacob McCarthy (SAS: Rogue Heroes, The Tragedy of Macbeth), Tom Victor (Consent), Alice Grant (Anthem at Almeida Theatre), Amelia Gething (Emily, The Amelia Gething Complex), Mirren Mack (The Nest, The Witcher: Blood Origin), Rina Mahoney (HappyValley, Cobra) and Simon Russell Beale (The Death of Stalin, The Outfit).
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Oliver Hermanus (Living, Moffie) is the lead director of the series, along with directors Alex Winckler. (Somewhere Boy, This Way Up) and Florian Cossen (Deutschland 86, The Empress). The series is written by acclaimed playwright DC Moore (Killing Eve, Temple ), and based on the essay The King’s Assassin by Benjamin Woolley.
Produced by Hera Pictures in association with Sky Studios. Liza Marshall is executive producing for Hera Pictures alongside DC Moore and Oliver Hermanus. Sam Hoyle is executive producer for Sky Studios.
Mary & Georgeit will be broadcast on Sky and streaming on NOW in all territories where Sky is present in Europe. The series will be distributed by STARZ exclusively in the United States and Canada. International distribution is by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.