What is Mary & George about?
Mary & George is, as per the logline, an “audacious historical psychodrama about a treacherous mother and son who schemed, seduced and killed to conquer the Court of England and the bed of its King”.
Sound familiar? That’s because it’s based on a true story and adapted from The King’s Assassin, which details how Mary Villiers tasked her son George to seduce King James VI of Scotland and I of England for power.
But, as the synopsis points out, as “George grows in power, his relationship with his mother will be pushed to the very limits. George must prove to himself that he can be defined by more than just his beauty”.
“He must make his mark on history, no matter the consequences.”
Who is in the cast of Mary & George?
Mary & George stars Nicholas Galitzine as George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; Julianne Moore as Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham; and Tony Curran as King James I.
Joining them are Nicola Walker, Niamh Algar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilde, Adrian Rawlins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant and Amelia Gething, among others.
Where can I watch Mary & George in Australia?
Mary & George premieres on March 5 on Binge in Australia, with all seven episodes dropping at once.
Sign up here if you aren’t subscribed already with a 7-day free trial.