Wednesday, May 25, 2022

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BECOMING ELIZABETH EPIC TV SERIES WITH LAVISH NEW CAST PHOTOS FROM THE TUDOR COURT AND TRAILER

 BECOMING ELIZABETH 
BEHOLD THE FUTURE QUEEN!
Becoming Elizabeth will start June 12th
We usually don't have anything to watch in summer, but this year Starz will fill it for us with their new epic TV series BECOMING ELIZABETH and we are celebrating it with lavish new cast photos including Alicia von Rittberg as the future queen and Tom Cullen as lord Seymour. The eight episode historical saga will start June 12th on Starz and Starzplay (their channel on Amazon Prime Video) globally. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg), 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 (Oliver Zetterström) take the throne and sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power, when Elizabeth, Edward, and their sister, Mary  (Romola Garai) find themselves pawns in agame between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. Thomas Seymour (Tom Cullen), the new King’s
The show will air in eight episodes
uncle, quickly marries King Henry’s widow,  Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine), but soon takes an interest in the teenage  Elizabeth while Duke of Somerset (John Heffernan), loses no time in claiming the position of Lord Protector for himself when the old King dies.
 
 BECOMING ELIZABETH SAGA
 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.

 WHO IS AT THE COURT?
Alicia von Rittberg plays Elizabeth I, a teenager who thinks she is an adult and old enough to play the games that she is thrown into after the death of her father. Tom Cullen plays Thomas Seymour, simultaneously charming, playful and funny whilst being hotheaded, ambitious and possibly dangerous – he expects the spoils that ought naturally to fall to the King’s uncle! Romola Garai stars as Mary, Oliver Zetterström as Edward, Jessica Raine as Catherine Parr, John Heffernan as Duke of Somerset, Jamie Parker as John Dudley, Jamie Blackley as Robert Dudley, Jacob Avery as Guildford Dudley, Alexandra Gilbreath as Kat Ashley, Leo Bill as Henry Grey, Bella Ramsey as Jane Grey, Ekow Quartey as Pedro, Alex Macqueen as Stephen Gardiner, and Olivier Huband as Ambassador Guzman. Anya Reiss is the creator and executive producer of the show. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.

16 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I have never been a fan of any royal family...

Malena said...

I'm waiting breathlessly for this one, praying it is not gatbage like Starz last venture in Tudor Territory, The Spanish Princess. BE covers uncharted territy, In the abundant Tudor fiction there are few works (certainly not films) covering this period.

DEZMOND said...

But we do love it when they chopchop their heads, we really do :)

DEZMOND said...

Well I can smell already that it will be woke and very much so LOL I hope it will at least be lovely visually. I wish they did this photoshoot in a garden, or on the top of a tower, not inside as they did with White Queen and Princess.

Malena said...

I’m afraid you will get a lot of indoor scenes since it was filmed in the middle of the pandemic. Watching Das Boot 3 (Gratitude is too small a word to encompass what I feel for you and F.) I realize that they had to rely mostly on CGI for exteriors. It takes a toll in terms of scenography ad aesthetics in general. Well-drawn sympathetic characters with strong storylines can compensate for that. Hope Alicia comes up with something between Dame Jean Simmons in Young Bess and Dame Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R. I loved Cate as the Virgin Queen but didn’t like her as Princess Elizabeth. I also hope they take a leaf from Michael Hirst Tudors and make Bloody Mary a bit more sympathetic.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We love it when they chop the heads? Oh no's. Not me. That gives me the shivers. I am in the mood for an epic series to keep me occupied this summer, so I am glad I have something to look forward to. Though I just found out we'll be moving Mariah to Colorado the first week of July, so I really need to mentally prepare myself for that ordeal.

DEZMOND said...

But does not it make more sense to shoot outside when covid is lurking in closed spaces? Romola is not an overly likeable actress, so I expect Mary will not be likeable either, and neither will poor Jane Gray.

DEZMOND said...

What is Mariah doing in Colorado? She found a job there?

Malena said...

I agree, but they say that a small group of actors is easier to manage indoors where they can be monitored, Their temperatures checked, their masks checked, ect. Agreed, Romola is not nice, but she can do pathetic. I'm looking forward to Lyanna Mormont playing Lady Jane ..

Theresa Mahoney said...

The laboratory she works for has a branch in Colorado, so she'll just be transferring from her job here to the same position there. She interviewed there in October and they said they wanted her to start there right away, but her current apartment lease here isn't up until July, that's why she had to wait until this year to make the move. We've always told the girls they better get an education that will lead them out of Indiana. There just aren't any opportunities here. And it's boring AF! Colorado has so much nature and city life to explore, a lot of the kids are moving that way these days. Austin, Texas too.

DEZMOND said...

That little girl is also starring in some new period set comedy movie from the godawful Lena Dunham, god save us all.

DEZMOND said...

And plus Colorado is the home of Last Man Standing :) I think I'd quite like the temps and the climate there.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think you would too. She said it snowed there last weekend, but the way it snows is it hits in the morning and by noon it's all melted. They have nice temps for the likes of you and Jason who tend to hate the heat.

DEZMOND said...

Oooh, snow in May! I love it. It is over 30"C here at day and then it drops to just 13 or 15 at night, dont even know what to cover myself with.

Jax said...

The one looks really good, but the trailer has way too many scenes shot by candle light!!!

DEZMOND said...

That is the godawful new trend, I despise the very essence of it.