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Mary & George: Release Date, Storyline And Everything We Know So Far

Famous for her ability to play various parts in different genres, Julianne Moore is about to take the acting world by storm in Oliver Hermanus’ upcoming miniseries Mary & George. In her long career, Moore has taken unanticipated turns, and this production is her first step into the world of period pieces.

Costarring with Nicolas Galitzine, best known for “Red, White, & Royal Blue,” Moore portrays a complicated figure in opposition to Galitzine’s portrayal of the notorious George Villiers.

The show promises to be dark, twisted, and dramatic, providing viewers with a fascinating blend of historical intrigue and gripping storytelling. It is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary true event. If you’re one of the fans waiting for it, read on!

What Is Mary & George All About?

Mary & George, which is based on Benjamin Woolley’s 2017 book “The King’s Assassin,” explores the incredible real-life tale of Julianne Moore‘s character Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham, and Nicolas Galitzine’s character George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.

The series presents a compelling story that tracks the aspirational countess as she directs the ascent of her enchanting and alluring son, who eventually enthrals King James VI of Scotland, played by Tony Curran, and rises to become his mistress.

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The tough mother-son team, who came from modest beginnings, successfully negotiates the complex webs of power and influence at the English court to become the most powerful and affluent people of their day.

With a backdrop of historical intrigue, their ascension to prominence as the King’s most trusted advisors is a monument to their cunning and ambition, setting the stage for an engaging examination of ambition, deception, and treachery.

Do We Have A Trailer For It?

There is a line asked by Nicolas Galitzine’s character provocatively of Julianne Moore’s character Mary Villiers in the first teaser for Mary & George, which was released in November 2023. Moore’s persona, exhibiting her innate wit and drive, encourages reaching higher goals.

What follows is a gripping look into the enigmatic and alluring realm of Jacobean-era intrigue, as the story threads through lavish mansions and passionate situations. With his wry but funny comment about King James. Moore gives a deeper meaning to the intricate relationships that are being explored.

In the second teaser for Mary & George, viewers are given a more thorough look at the Villiers family’s past. Their journey from impoverished beginnings to their ultimate achievement in courting the King is vividly shown in the teaser.

The teaser points to the complex web of ambition, deceit, and ambition that characterises the Villiers’ ascension, from humble beginnings to deliberate ascent to power.

As viewers delve deeper into the intricate familial connections, Mary & George set the setting for an engrossing investigation of power, desire, and treachery.

Do We Have A Release Date?

On April 5, 2024, Mary & George will have its much-awaited Starz premiere. Fans are excitedly awaiting the launch of this dark and sensual story set in the Jacobean era.

Mary & George has a captivating plot, a strong ensemble of actors, and the potential to be a dramatic and captivating drama that will engross viewers and take them on an exciting journey into the world of the Villiers family.

Do We Have A Release Date?
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Set April 5th as the date on your calendars and get ready to lose yourself in the engrossing tale of ambition, power, and passion that is Mary & George on Starz.

Who Is In The Cast?

Although Moore, Galitzine, and Curran have a major role in Mary & George, the supporting cast is also very good. Viewers can anticipate outstanding performances from a talented cast that includes 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.

Who Is In The Cast?
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The group as a whole ensures that Mary & George will be an engaging and unforgettable drama from beginning to end each contributing their unique depth and talent to the show.


As the highly anticipated premiere of Mary & George draws near, excitement is mounting for this captivating and immersive journey into the intriguing world of the Villiers family.

With Julianne Moore’s anticipated foray into period pieces and a stellar ensemble cast led by Nicolas Galitzine and Tony Curran, the stage is set for a gripping tale of ambition, power, and passion.

Set against the backdrop of historical intrigue, viewers can expect a dark, twisted, and dramatic narrative that will keep them on the edge of their seats. Don’t miss the premiere on April 5, 2024, on Starz, for an unforgettable experience with Mary & George.

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