Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine Star in a Scandalous LGBTQ+ Period Drama Mary and George

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine Star in a Scandalous LGBTQ+ Period Drama Mary and George

Sky has unveiled the first look at its thrilling new LGBTQ+ period drama Mary & George, which tells the true story of a treacherous mother and son who used their charm and sexuality to manipulate King James I and his court.

The Plot

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine

The seven-part limited series is based on the book The King’s Assassin by Benjamin Woolley, which chronicles the rise and fall of Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, and her son George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, in the 17th century. Mary, a cunning and ambitious woman, molded her beautiful and charismatic son George to become King James’ “all-powerful lover” and gain influence and wealth. However, their scandalous relationship also attracted enemies and dangers, as they faced political intrigues, religious conflicts, and personal betrayals.

Mary & George Cast: Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine

The series boasts an impressive cast of stars, led by Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) as Mary Villiers and Nicholas Galitzine (Red, White & Royal Blue) as George Villiers. Moore and Galitzine are both known for their LGBTQ+ roles and advocacy, and it bring a lot of passion and chemistry to their complex characters. The series also features Tony Curran as James VI and I, Samuel Blenkin as Charles I, Laurie Davidson as Robert Carr, Nicola Walker as Elizabeth Hatton, Sean Gilder as Sir Thomas Compton, Niamh Algar as Sandie, Trine Dyrholm as Queen Anne, Adrian Rawlins as Sir Edward Coke, and Mark O’Halloran as Sir Francis Bacon, among others.

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The Quotes

Here are some quotes that are related to the series and its subject matter:

  • “Mary & George is an audacious historical psychodrama about a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced, and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I.” – The official synopsis of the series.
  • “I’m so excited to work with the brilliant Stephen Frears on this project. He’s one of my favorite directors and I can’t wait to bring this fascinating and provocative story to life with him.” – Julianne Moore, working with the series director.
  • “It’s an honor to play such a complex and intriguing character as George Villiers. He was a man ahead of his time, who defied the norms and expectations of his society. He was also a man of many contradictions, who loved and betrayed, who inspired and infuriated, who lived and died by his own rules.” – Nicholas Galitzine, on playing the role of George Villiers.
  • “This story has everything: sex, power, politics, religion, violence, and betrayal. It’s a thrilling and shocking tale of how a mother and son manipulated a king and changed the course of history.” – Benjamin Woolley, the author of the book that the series is based on
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The Buzz

Mary & George is produced by Jeremy Thomas, who has worked with Frears on several films, such as The Hit, The Grifters, and Dirty Pretty Things. The series is being sold by HanWay Films and CAA Media Finance, who have launched the EFM buzz package for the series. The series is expected to attract a lot of attention and interest from buyers and distributors, as well as from critics and fans of historical dramas and LGBTQ+ stories.

Mary & George

Mary & George is a captivating and scandalous series that explores the lives and loves of a legendary mother and son, who used their sexuality and cunning to rise and fall in the English court. The series promises to be a feast for the eyes and the mind, with stunning costumes, sets, and performances. Mary & George is a series that should not be missed by anyone who loves history, drama, and romance.

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Mary & George Release Date

The initial trailer was released on 16 November 2023. On February 1, 2024, the official trailer was released and it was announced that Mary & George would premiere on April 5, 2024.

Mary & George Trailer

Mary & George will premiere on Sky in the UK and Ireland and on Starz in the US and Canada, in 2024.

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