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Julianne Moore to Lead AMC Period Drama Mary & George

The series will tell the story of 17th Century royal family favorites Mary Villiers and her son George.
  • Julianne Moore. (Photo: Everett Collection)
    Julianne Moore. (Photo: Everett Collection)

    Julianne Moore is returning to TV to lead Mary & George

    After taking on her first TV drama leading role in Apple TV+ miniseries Lisey's Story last year, Moore will headline AMC's upcoming period drama. Based on the true story of Countess Mary Villiers and her son George, the eight-episode limited series will explore how the duo rose from unremarkable circumstances and embedded themselves with the royal family to become one of the richest, most influential families in British history. 

    Mary & George is created by DC Moore (Killing EveTemple) and Oliver Hermanus (MoffieLiving) will serve as lead director. The series is inspired by Benjamin Woolley's book The King's Assassin.

    "Mary Villiers was a woman who through her own actions rose to become a powerful and influential figure in Jacobean London," said Julianne Moore. "It's a daunting but exhilarating challenge to bring her to life on screen."

    Mary & George is set to start filming in early 2023.

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Julianne Moore, AMC, Mary & George