Sky and AMC have just released the first images of new period drama series Mary & George, starring Oscar and BAFTA winner Julianne Moore, Nicholas Galitzine and Tony Curran.
Available on Sky and streaming on NOW later in 2023, Mary & George is based on the incredible true story of Mary Villiers, who instructed her charming son George to seduce King James VI of Scotland, also known as James I of England, and to become his powerful lover. Through scandalous intrigues, the duo of humble origins became the richest, most entitled and influential mother-son pair in England, as well as the king's most trusted advisers.
Mary & George is an extremely bold period drama about a mother and a son who shocked, plotted, seduced and killed to win the court of England and the bed of King James. Ready to stop at nothing and armed with her ruthless political flair, Mary made her way first through marriage, then by bribing politicians and conspiring with criminals, and ultimately succeeding in imposing herself in the heart of the establishment, making it her own.
Along Moore, Galitzine and Curran, the series stars Nicola Walker, Niamh Algar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilder, Adrian Rawlins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant, Amelia Gething, Mirren Mack, Rina Mahoney and Simon Russell Beale.
The series is produced by Hera Pictures in association with Sky Studios. Oliver Hermanus is lead director, along with Alex Winckler and Florian Cossen. Based on Benjamin Wolley’s essay “The King’s Assassin”, Mary & George is written by acclaimed screenwriter DC Moore, who is also executive producer with Oliver Hermanus, Sam Hoyle (Sky Studios) and Liza Marshall (Hera Pictures). NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle the international distribution for Sky Studios.
Mary & George will air on Sky, available to stream on NOW, in 2023 in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy; it will be distributed by AMC Networks in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and in India.