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[10/27/20 - 07:11 AM]
Starz Announces the Casting of Alicia von Rittberg as Elizabeth in "Becoming Elizabeth"
"Becoming Elizabeth" is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen.

[12/03/19 - 06:45 AM]
New Starz Original Series "Becoming Elizabeth" Succeeds to the Throne
"Becoming Elizabeth" is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen.







BECOMING ELIZABETH (STARZ)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/3/19 - 10/27/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Starz's press release, December 2019) Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced it has greenlit the series "Becoming Elizabeth," created and written by award-winning playwright and television screenwriter Anya Reiss (Spur of the Moment, The Acid Test) who will executive produce with The Forge's George Ormond ("National Treasure," "Great Expectations") and George Faber ("Shameless," "Generation Kill"). Reiss will serve as lead writer on the 8-episode season and be joined by an all-female writing team including Emily Ballou ("Traitors," "Taboo," "Humans"), Anna Jordan ("Succession") and Suhayla El- Bushra ("Ackley Bridge," "Hollyoaks"). "The world of 'Becoming Elizabeth' is visceral and dangerous - judgments are rendered quickly and no one is safe," said Starz CEO Jeffrey A. Hirsch. "This series explores the Tudor Reign and young Elizabeth, who would become England's 'Gloriana' and one of history's most dynamic figures, through a new lens which we think viewers will find highly engaging." "Becoming Elizabeth" is the fascinating story of the early life of England's most iconic Queen. 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. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. Elizabeth struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty. Her fascinating and factual journey to secure the crown is filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threaten to bring forth her demise at a time in which every man or woman of the court is on the wheel of fortune, which may take them to a position of great power one moment, or the executioner's block the next.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anna Jordan as WRTR
· Anya Reiss as CRTR/EP
· Emily Ballou as WRTR
· George Faber as EP
· George Ormond as EP
· Suhayla El- Bushra as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Forge, The