The new series Mary & George is here to fill the royal drama void left by The Crown

It’s based on a true story involving King James I…
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Fans of The Crown – a historical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – were understandably upset when it came to an end after six seasons in 2023.

But a new series based on a true royal story has officially arrived on our screens.

Mary & George, based on the nonfiction book The King’s Assassin by Benjamin Woolley, follows Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham and her son.

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The duo ended up becoming King James I’s most trusted advisors in the 1600s but the series explores the multiple nefarious deeds she and her son, George Villiers, did to get there.

Starring Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine of Red, White & Blue fame as the titular characters, Mary & George is sure to fill the void left by The Crown ending…

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new series…

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What is the story behind Mary & George?

According to the series’ official synopsis, it was “inspired by the scandalous true story of a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of King James I.

“Through outrageous scheming, the pair rose from humble beginnings to become one of the richest, most titled and influential players the English court had ever seen, and the King’s most trusted advisors.”

Where can I watch Mary & George in Australia?

All episodes are available to watch on Binge from March 5, 2024. Try Binge now with a 7-day free trial by subscribing here.

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How many episodes does Mary & George have?

The limited series has a total of seven episodes.

Who stars in Mary & George?

As aforementioned Julianne Moore stars as Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham.

Nicholas Galitzine stars as George Villiers.

Also starring in the series is Tony Curran as King James I and Nicola Walker as Lady Hatton.

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