This article discusses whether there will be season 2 of the Starz original series Becoming Elizabeth and its renewed or cancelled status.
What was season 1 all about?
Starz has brought to their network (and app) a new costume drama, which presents the politically turbulent period following the death of England’s King Henry VIII. The series stars Alicia Von Rittberg (Emma in Fury) — she represents the young woman who became Queen Elizabeth I. The series comes from playwright Anya Reiss and stars Romola Garai as Princess Mary. We will see Elizabeth as an orphaned teenager who becomes intoxicated with politics on her mission to secure the crown.
Filming locations include Cardiff Castle in Wales. Season 1 has eight episodes and will end on August 7, 2022.
Will there be a season 2 of the Starz series Becoming Elizabeth – renewed or cancelled status
Status: TBC/ not renewed.
At the time of writing this article, Becoming Elizabeth has not been renewed for a second season, but we wouldn’t rule out a renewal just yet. First of all, Alicia von Rittberg has been an excellent leading character in the series, with the star reaching new heights. It will be difficult for Starz to turn down the potential of where this series could go. For instance, look at Netflix’s The Crown, which has spanned several seasons and has taken on different high-profile cast members as their historical characters grow older. There’s plenty of potential here.
Secondly, from a critical perspective, Becoming Elizabeth has done well, achieving 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 73 out of 100 on Metacritic. These are generally favourable reviews, meaning there will be an appetite to see this historical drama grow.
It would be a great shame to see a series like this not get renewed. However, judging by how the world works, it will all boil down to viewership. If the network deems its viewership good enough, expect a second season announcement very soon.
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