Elizabeth I, is a person’s life is used in films very frequently from Margot Robbie’s Mary Queen on Scouts to the Tudor- era Royal in Shakespeare in love. Now Becoming Elizabeth is coming to provide the mass with a new perspective on the ‘Virgin Queen’.
About The Show Elizabeth Season 1
The shoallimageation of Elizabeth I’s teenage time, about how she came into the political & sexual politics on her journey to secure the crown.
“We all think we know who Elizabeth I is. She’s a total icon, but we re, ally don’t” George Ormond said making us think of how the series is going to unfold.
He also said that the show is very contemporary in its very nature letting us go into the mind of a teenage girl who’s pretending to be mature & hard enough to generate herself into a world of male-dominated politics which is dangerously harming for a person of her age & especially for a girl!
The executive producer also said “We couldn’t believe that this hadn’t been dramatized before but it hasn’t”
The show’s insight into Consent & Power
Talking about a girl finding a way to the throne in an imperialistic society with muscle power, it’s hard not to keep the relationship of consent & power in it.
The lead writer of the show Anaya Reises said this about the show- “I never knew about this relationship she had with Thomas Seymour, which seemed to touch on such relevant things now such as consent and gender imbalance and power imbalance within relationships.”
The show will stream on June 12, 2022, on Starz in UK & USA.
Creators of the show
George Ormond & George Faber are the showrunners & executive producers of the show with Anya Reiss who is also leading the ‘all-women writing bench’ including- Emily Ballou, Anna Jordan & Suhayla El- Bushra.
German actress Alicia Von Rittberg, known for Fury will play Elizabeth I.