Julianne Moore portrays royalty in the new series ‘Mary & George’

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Missing The Crown and Bridgerton? Us too. But don’t worry, Julianne Moore is here to fill the void of period and royal dramas in our lives.

Mary & George sees Julianne portray Mary, Countess of Buckingham who schemes to improve her societal status through her son George.

Julianne Moore stars alongside Nicholas Galitzine who is known for Purple Hearts and Red, White & Royal Blue. (Image: BINGE)

Here’s everything you need to know about the new drama, including the cast, plot and where you can watch it.

Who is in the cast of Mary and George?

As mentioned, Julianne Moore is spearheading the cast of Mary & George as Countess Mary Villiers, while her son George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham is played by Nicholas Galitzine.

Additionally, Tony Curran portrays King James I, Nicola Walker stars as Lady Hatton, and Lydia Felming plays Anne Turner.

Other cast members include Niamh Algar, Trine Dyrholm, Sean Gilde, Adrian Rawlins, Mark O’Halloran, Laurie Davidson, Samuel Blenkin, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Victor, Alice Grant and Amelia Gething.

The cast of Mary & George at the premiere. (Image: Getty)

What is the story behind Mary and George?

According to the synopsis on BINGE: “The Countess of Buckingham moulds her son to seduce King James I and become his powerful lover, through intrigue, becoming richer and more influential than England has ever seen.”

Mary & George is inspired by The King’s Assassin, a non-fiction book by Benjamin Woolley. The book tells the story of the affair between George and King James I in the early 1600s.

As per the logline, the series is 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”.

The synopsis continues: “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.”

Countess Mary uses her son to seduce the King. (Image: BINGE)

What is the release date for Mary and George?

Mary & George is available to watch from Tuesday 5 March 2024 in Australia.

Where can I watch the series Mary and George?

Mary & George is available to watch on BINGE in Australia, and all seven episodes of the series will be released at the same time on 5 March.

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