Becoming Elizabeth

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (3,418)

Becoming Elizabeth is a historical drama TV series set in the late 16th century, revolving around the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. The show premiered on STARZ in 2022 and follows Elizabeth’s early life, exploring the personal and political challenges she faced as a young woman striving to become one of the most powerful monarchs in history.

The series stars Alicia von Rittberg in the role of Elizabeth, portraying her as a strong-willed and intelligent young woman with a fierce ambition to rule England. Tom Cullen plays the role of Robert Dudley, Elizabeth's close friend and advisor who also harbors romantic feelings for the queen. Romola Garai takes on the role of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Elizabeth's rival claimant to the throne, Mary, Queen of Scots. Jessica Raine plays the role of Amy Dudley, the wife of Robert Dudley who tragically dies under mysterious circumstances. Leo Bill plays the role of William Cecil, a trusted advisor to Elizabeth who helps guide her through the complex political landscape of the Tudor court.

The series also features Bella Ramsey as a young Princess Elizabeth, Jamie Parker as Henry VIII, and Oliver Zetterström as King Eric XIV of Sweden, who plays a significant role in Elizabeth's early life.

Becoming Elizabeth is a coming-of-age story, following Elizabeth as she navigates the challenges of her youth, including her illegitimacy, her mother's beheading, and the constant threats to her life and claims to the throne. The show explores the impact of these experiences on Elizabeth's persona and character development, painting a vivid picture of the early years of one of England's most iconic monarchs.

In addition to its engaging plot, the show is also notable for its attention to historical detail. The sets, costumes, and dialogue all reflect the time period in which the show is set, providing an authentic look and feel of Tudor England. The show's creators have also worked to ensure that the show remains historically accurate, with the various characters and events being represented as accurately as possible.

Overall, Becoming Elizabeth is a captivating historical drama that offers a unique insight into the life of one of England's most iconic monarchs. With its strong cast, detailed attention to historical accuracy, and engrossing plot, it is a must-watch for anyone looking for an entertaining and informative TV series.

Becoming Elizabeth is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on June 12, 2022.

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To Death We Must Stoop
8. To Death We Must Stoop
August 7, 2022
The king is sick and the court that made an enemy of Catholics now face the possibility of being ruled by one as Mary rides to Whitehall. Mary and Elizabeth are briefly reunited in their love for their sick brother.
To Laugh, To Lie, To Flatter, To Face
7. To Laugh, To Lie, To Flatter, To Face
July 31, 2022
It's a new age with a new Lord Protector, and Edward, now free from his uncle Somerset's influence is emboldened to pursue ever more ruthless Protestant reforms and to seek new alliances.
What Cannot Be Cured
6. What Cannot Be Cured
July 17, 2022
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.
Necessity Compels Me To Plague You
5. Necessity Compels Me To Plague You
July 10, 2022
Elizabeth is determined to not fall into the same traps she did when last she was at Chelsea. While the court has been rocked by Mary's defiance, the Lord Somerset is still more concerned with the war in Scotland.
Lighten Our Darkness
4. Lighten Our Darkness
July 3, 2022
Elizabeth is amongst strangers in the house of Kat's brother-in-law Antony Denny, and terrified of anyone finding out her secrets from Chelsea Place.
Either Learn Or Be Silent
3. Either Learn Or Be Silent
June 26, 2022
The Lord Protector's plan for peace between the siblings only causes Catherine and Thomas to accelerate their own, using Elizabeth's 15th birthday as cover.
You Cannot Keep The Birds From Flying Over Your Head
2. You Cannot Keep The Birds From Flying Over Your Head
June 19, 2022
Christmas at court, and a controversial masque leaves Protestant Edward and Catholic Mary at odds. Elizabeth finds herself in the middle as Mary demands she come live with her.
Keep Your Knife Bright
1. Keep Your Knife Bright
June 12, 2022
Following the death of Henry VIII, his three children; Mary, Elizabeth and Edward are now pawns in a dangerous game as the English court is plunged into a race for control of the new England they find themselves in.
Where to Watch Becoming Elizabeth
Becoming Elizabeth is available for streaming on the STARZ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Becoming Elizabeth on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 12, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (3,418)