After airing on Starz in the US in 2022, Becoming Elizabeth is coming to Channel 4.
It’s one of many US titles acquired by Channel 4 for its rebranded streaming service that was previously called All4 but is now simply titled Channel 4.
The series tells an "untold" true story about the younger years of Queen Elizabeth I, and begins when the death of King Henry VIII sets a dangerous scramble for power into motion.
The series stars Alicia von Rittberg, Romola Garai, Jessica Raine and Tom Cullen, but when is it coming to Channel 4 in the UK?
Read on for everything you need to know about to how to watch Becoming Elizabeth.
How to watch Becoming Elizabeth in the UK
Becoming Elizabeth begins airing on Channel 4 on Saturday 15th June at 9:15pm, with episodes airing weekly from then on.
The show will also become available on Channel 4's streaming service on the same date.
Becoming Elizabeth initially aired on Starz in the US from 12th June 2022. In the UK, the show became available from the same day, with new episodes from the eight-part series streaming weekly on STARZPLAY, which has now been changed to Lionsgate+.
The series is still available to watch on Lionsgate+ in the UK.
What is Becoming Elizabeth about?
Becoming Elizabeth tells the "untold story" of the early life of Queen Elizabeth I.
The official synopsis for the series reads: "Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court.
"The death of King Henry VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country."
Becoming Elizabeth cast: Who stars as Elizabeth I?
Queen Elizabeth I is played in the series by Alicia von Rittberg (Resistance, Genius), while her co-stars include Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Devil's Hour) as Catherine Parr and Tom Cullen (Black Mirror, Downton Abbey) as Thomas Seymour.
Here's a full list of the cast for Becoming Elizabeth:
- Alicia von Rittberg as Queen Elizabeth I
- Romola Garai as Mary Tudor
- Jessica Raine as Catherine Parr
- Tom Cullen as Thomas Seymour
- John Heffernan as Duke of Somerset
- Jamie Blackley as Robert Dudley
- Alexandra Gilbreath as Kat Ashley
- Jamie Parker as John Dudley
- Leo Bill as Henry Grey
- Oliver Zetterström as Edward
- Bella Ramsey as Lady Jane Grey
- Ekow Quartey as Pedro
- Alex Macqueen as Stephen Gardiner
- Olivier Huband as Ambassador Guzman
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Becoming Elizabeth trailer
You can watch the trailer for Becoming Elizabeth right here: