October 4, 2022

It looks like the story of Queen Elizabeth I will not be continuing on Starz. The cable network has cancelled Becoming Elizabeth after just one season, according to creator Anya Reiss.

The series premiered with an 8-episode run in June, garnering an overall positive reception from critics. While Starz has not officially commented on its future, Reiss has been responding to fan inquiries about the prospects of a second season, and it does not appear to be in the cards due to a lack of viewership.

In Becoming Elizabeth, a dangerous battle for power ensues after the death of King Henry VIII. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe as they vie for control of the country. Elizabeth Tudor is an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to securing the crown.