Mary & George

Mary & George – trailer and launch date for ‘historical psychodrama’

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Julianne Moore leads the outrageous drama of Mary & George, based on the non-fiction book The King’s Assassin

Sky have dropped official trailer for Mary & George, along with a launch date of 5th March.

The series stars Julianne Moore as an ambitious mother in Jacobean England, who sets her sights on her son, played by Nicholas Galitzine, winning the affections of the King. That King being James VI of Scotland and I of England, played by Tony Curran (Mayflies).

Julianne Moore & Nicholas Galitzine as Mary & George

Julianne Moore & Nicholas Galitzine (c) Hera Pictures / Sky Atlantic

Previously reported as eight episodes, the show is now a seven-episode limited series. It also shifted US broadcaster from AMC to Starz.

Here’s the synopsis for Mary & George:

Always the smartest person in the room, Mary was never able to realise her full potential until she spots an opportunity to take advantage of the King’s voracious appetite for fine wine, fine company and fine men. George, naïvely beautiful and charismatic, is thrust into the spotlight as his mother masterminds their pursuit of the King.

Through audacious scheming and seduction, Mary and George claw their way to the centre of Court to become the most powerful family in England. But as George grows in power, his relationship with his mother will be pushed to the very limits. George must prove to himself that he can be defined by more than just his beauty. He must make his mark on history, no matter the consequences.

The show boasts an impressive cast, including Nicola Walker, Niamh Algar and Simon Russell Beale.

The ensemble also includes Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilder, Adrian Rawlins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant, Amelia Gething, Mirren Mack and Rina Mahoney.

Mary & George comes from Hera Pictures in association with Sky Studios. The writer is D.C. Moore (Killing Eve, Temple), who draws on Benjamin Woolley’s nonfiction book The King’s Assassin for inspiration. Liza Marshall is executive producer for Hera Pictures alongside D.C. Moore, lead director Oliver Hermanus and Julianne Moore.

Mary & George lands on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday, 5th March, 2024 and all seven episodes are available from the NOW streaming service on that date. In the US and Canada, the show can be found on Starz.

For more, there are further details on the Sky website.