The early years of Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg) whom the death of her father, King Henry VIII, will throw into the midst of court intrigues. As soon as his half-brother Edward VI (Oliver Zetterström) ascended the throne at the age of 9, a perilous race for power begins. Because Edward VI will only reign for a few years and, in his will, the ephemeral sovereign will try to oust Elizabeth and her half-sister Mary…
A lot of beautiful people
If the years of power of Elizabeth I, who remained monarch for 45 years, have been well explored, in particular through the film Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett, the period of formation of the inflexible sovereign constitutes less worn scriptwriting ground.
In addition to Alicia von Rittberg (Fury, Neverending Marriage), Becoming Elizabeth brings in a lot of beautiful people. Among others, Tom Cullen (Black Mirror, Knightfall), Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones), Jamie Parker (1917), Jessica Raine (Robin Hood) or Romola Garai (The Suffragettes). Series in 8 episodes, Becoming Elizabeth was written by Anya Reiss, screenwriter of the cult series across the Channel Eastenders.
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