The first official images of the new Starz original series Become Elizabeth just hit the web. The series will focus on the youth of Queen Elizabeth I and will feature the German actress Alicia von Rittberg in the title role. The series is created by British playwright Anya Reiss and is a co-production between America and Britain. At the top of von Rittberg, Become Elizabeth stars Romola Garai, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen, and Bella Ramsey.
The first four official photos published for Become Elizabeth feature both Alicia von Rittberg as Elizabeth Tudor and Tom Cullen as Thomas Seymour. Two feature Cullen, one featuring the actor in character riding a horse against a gray background while the other simply depicts him staring stoically out the window in costume. The other two also feature von Rittberg in character, dressed to the nines while sporting a serious expression in one and standing staring into the distance while wearing what looks like some sort of cape in the other.
Become Elizabeth is one of many upcoming Starz Original Series. Others include political drama Gas lighting scheduled to premiere in April, along with two period dramas, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Serpent Queen. Become Elizabeth will serve as the first leading role in an American series for star von Rittberg. She is widely known internationally for her role in the war film Furyfeaturing brad pittand was last seen in the 2020 biography film Resistance. Tom Cullen is known for appearing on shows like fall of the knight and black mirror and movies such as Weekend and earthen castle. It can currently be seen on Apple TV Invasion and will then appear in the next film my happy endingin addition to Become Elizabeth. This will be Anya Reiss’ first time serving as showrunner, having penned countless episodes of classic British shows esters and Ackley Bridge.
The eight-episode first season of Become Elizabeth began production in March last year, but it’s unclear whether or not it ended. Given that the first stills have just been released, it might be safe to assume that the show is starting to prepare for release. There’s no official release date yet, but that should change shortly, and a trailer appears to be on the horizon.
Discover the first official photos of Become Elizabeth below:
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