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Queer period drama starring Nicholas Galitzine gets release date

julianne moore, nicholas galitzine, mary and george
Nicholas Galitzine's queer drama gets release dateSky UK

Mary & George, a new star-studded queer period drama, has set a premiere date for early next month.

Based on Benjamin Woolley's 2017 non-fiction book The King's Assassin, the series created by DC Moore (Killing Eve) features Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine as the 17th-century conniving mother-son duo Mary and George Villiers.

Announced today (February 1), it has been confirmed the series will debut on March 5, alongside the reveal of more insights into its steamy, scheming story.

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Determined not to lose her place in society, Mary encourages George to seduce King James VI of Scotland and I of England (Tony Curran) and become his all-powerful lover.

"Mary and George claw their way to the centre of Court to become the most powerful family in England," the official synopsis reads. "But as George grows in power, his relationship with his mother will be pushed to the very limits."

"Change does not come unless you grab it by the hand," Moore as Mary tells her son in the trailer.

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As Mary's plan is guaranteed to drive a wedge between them, George soon realises his ruthless mother may stop at nothing to get what she wants.

"I was raised by a monster," he says in the clip, to which Mary quips: "Only children believe in monsters," as she placidly sips her wine.

It seems that the show will include many a one-liner, with a previous teaser seeing Mary summing up double standards for women by telling her son: "If I were a man and I looked like you, I'd rule the f**king planet."

Mary & George will premiere on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on March 5.

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