Thursday, April 21, 2022

New Drama 'Becoming Elizabeth' Starring Alicia von Rittberg Lands Premiere Date on Starz

Starz has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series Becoming Elizabeth starring Alicia von Rittberg.

The 8-episode first season will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c.

The drama centers on young Elizabeth Tudor (von Rittberg), an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown. 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.

In addition to von Rittberg, the drama stars Romola Garai, Oliver Zetterström, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen, John Heffernan, Jamie Parker, Jamie Blackley, Jacob Avery, Alexandra Gilbreath, Leo Bill, Bella Ramsey, Ekow Quartey, Alex Macqueen and Olivier Huband.

Anya Reiss created the drama. She executive produces with George Ormond and George Faber. The Forge produces.