Stan today announced that Tudor drama Becoming Elizabeth will premiere Sunday 12 June, same day as the U.S, only on Stan. Starring Alicia von Rittberg (Fury, Charité) as a young Elizabeth Tudor, Becoming Elizabeth explores the fascinating, untold story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen.

Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor (Alicia von Rittberg) was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. The death of King Henry VIII sees his nine-year-old son Edward (Oliver Zetterström, The Midnight GangThe Romanoffs), take the throne and sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power when Elizabeth, Edward and their sister Mary (Romola Garai, The Hour, The Miniaturist) find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country. 
Additional key players in the relentless quest for power include King Henry’s widow, Catherine Parr (Jessica Raine, The Informer, Patrick Melrose), Thomas Seymour (Tom Cullen, Weekend, Black Mirror), the new King’s uncle, who quickly marries the widowed Catherine but soon takes an interest in the teenage Elizabeth and Duke of Somerset (John Heffernan, The Pursuit of Love, The Crown), who loses no time in claiming the position of Lord Protector for himself when the old King dies.
The upcoming drama series also stars Jamie Blackley (GreedThe Last Kingdom), Alexandra Gilbreath (Tulip Fever, RSC’s Provoked Wife), Jamie Parker (1917Harry Potter and The Cursed Child), Leo Bill (Rare BeastsIn Fabric), Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones, The Last of Us), Ekow Quartey (This Way UpA Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe), Alex Macqueen (Sally4Ever, Peaky Blinders) and Olivier Huband (I Hate Suzie, A Discovery of Witches).
Becoming Elizabeth is created and written by award-winning playwright and television screenwriter Anya Reiss (Spur of the Moment, The Acid Test) who also serves as executive producer with The Forge’s George Ormond (National Treasure, Great Expectations) and George Faber (Shameless, The White Queen) with Lisa Osborne (Little Dorrit, Man in an Orange Shirt) producing. 

The brand new season of Becoming Elizabeth premieres 12 June, same day as the U.S and only on Stan.