If You Love ‘The Crown,’ You Need to Watch Starz’s New Show ‘Mary & George’

It stars Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine

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Fans of The Crown will appreciate this brand-new Starz series Mary & George. The historical drama is set to premiere on April 5, and it’s already getting buzz following its U.K premiere. But what is the show about? And how can you watch the premiere? 

Keep scrolling for details on Mary & George.

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1. How Can I Watch Mary & George?

Mary & George will premiere on April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz. The series will be available to stream on the Starz app on April 5 at midnight.

2. What Is Mary & George About?

The story is set in 17th-century England and based on Benjamin Woolley’s nonfiction book The King’s Assassin. The series focuses on Mary Villiers (Countess of Buckingham) and Sir George Villiers (1st Duke of Buckingham). The series is like a cross between The Crown and Succession because it explores the power struggle and how it affected the monarchy. 

According to Moore, the series highlights Mary’s struggles after becoming a widow. 

“She had no value, she had responsibility with these children but there's no way she's going to be able to provide for them, unless she married somebody else,” the actress told Yahoo! Entertainment. “So she always finds a way to do it.”

Moore continued, “She has to access these relationships in order to survive so, for me, I think it was a really important story to tell, because it’s easy to forget. It’s easy to forget how few rights women had, and sometimes still have.”

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3. Who Stars in Mary & George?

The titular characters are played by Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine. Other cast members include Tony Curran (James VI and I), Laurie Davidson (Robert Carr), Sean Gilder (Sir Thomas Compton), Mark O'Halloran (Francis Bacon), Pearl Chanda (Frances Carr), Trine Dyrholm (Queen Anne), Simon Russell Beale (George Villiers), Niamh Algar (Sandie), Adrian Rawlins (Edward Coke), Samuel Blenkin (Charles I of England) and Amelia Gething (Frances Coke).

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