Becoming Elizabeth
Becoming Elizabeth

The Becoming Elizabeth trailer gives a sneak peek at the network’s upcoming historical drama

Becoming Elizabeth Releasing Date

The official trailer for Starz’s newest historical drama, Becoming Elizabeth, has been released. The series, which stars Alicia von Rittberg as the titular orphan who would later become queen, is set to premiere in the fall. The series is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out the video below to learn more about the aftermath of King Henry VIII’s death and how it affected his three surviving children, Mary, Elizabeth, and Edward, and their relationships with one another. It also provides a glimpse into Elizabeth’s coming-of-age story as she attempts to take control of her own destiny in the novel.

Becoming Elizabeth Trailer


Anya Reiss, an award-winning playwright, is the creator and writer of the series. It follows an orphaned adolescent through her journey to becoming England’s most iconic Queen, and it is set during her early years as Queen Elizabeth I.

As stated in the synopsis, “it revolves around young Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned adolescent who finds herself embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court as she embarks on her journey to secure the crown.” “The death of King Henry VIII sets in motion a potentially dangerous power struggle. Those who survive him find themselves as mere pawns in a game involving the great families of England and the powers of Europe, who are vying for control of the country.”

A-list actors and actresses appear in Becoming Elizabeth, including Alicia von Rittberg (the title role), Bella Ramsey (the title role), Romola Garai (the title role), Jessica Raine (the title role), Tom Cullen (the title role), Oliver Zetterström (the title role), John Heffernan (the title role), Alexandra Gilbreath (the title role), Jamie Blackley (the title role), Jacob Avery (the title role), Alex Macqueen (

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Becoming Elizabeth was written entirely by women, including Reiss, Emily Ballou, Anna Jordan, and Suhayla El- Bushra, who all contributed to the novel. George Ormond and George Faber, co-founders of The Forge, are executive producers.