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Is My Lady Jane the new Bridgerton? The new Amazon series will be an “epic story of fantasy, comedy and fun” where the “damsel in distress saves herself”

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Lady Jane Gray and Guildford Dudley (both pictured) get caught up in fiery fight scenes

With its promise of fight scenes, seduction and secret romances, My Lady Jane will rival the raunchiest regency show of the year so far, Bridgerton.

Set in an alternate fantasy Tudor world, Prime Video’s new historical series, available June 27, is a radical retelling of English royal history, completely reimagining the life of the Tudor queen, Lady Jane Grey.

Edward, Henry VIII’s sickly first son, does not succumb to tuberculosis, while Henry’s niece, Lady Jane Grey, notoriously remembered as the “nine-day queen,” is not beheaded at age 17 to make way for Maria I.

And, where Bridgerton features racy scenes between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, played by the magnificent Luke Newton and the stunning Nicola Coughlan, My Lady Jane appears to be a worthy contender in the stakes.

From Lady Jane Gray (newcomer Emily Bader) and Guildford Dudley (Sex Education’s Edward Bluemel) erotically charged dagger fights to shirtless shower scenes and stolen kisses, viewers looking for their next royal romp won’t be disappointed.

Lady Jane Gray and Guildford Dudley (both pictured) get caught up in fiery fight scenes

Jordan Peters plays King Edward (left), Abbie Hern and Kate O'Flynn play Princess Mary (second from left) and Princess Bess (right), while Dominic Cooper plays Lord Seymour.

Jordan Peters plays King Edward (left), Abbie Hern and Kate O’Flynn play Princess Mary (second from left) and Princess Bess (right), while Dominic Cooper plays Lord Seymour.

My Lady Jane, with Dominic Cooper (centre) and Roby Brydon (right), starts on June 27

My Lady Jane, with Dominic Cooper (centre) and Roby Brydon (right), starts on June 27

Fast-paced and witty, the show bills itself as “an epic story,” where the irrepressible Jane ultimately triumphs over her detractors to “save herself, her true love, and then the Kingdom.”

While, as the trailer says, “history remembers Jane as the ultimate damsel in distress known for her death rather than her life,” the new series paints a very different picture of the royal as a “hero,” “rebel.” ” and “warrior.” ‘.

Focused on achieving independence, something few Tudor women could aspire to, Jane confronts those who hold her back, including her evil parents, who laugh as they tell her “no one cares what you want.”

My Lady Jane is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by American author Cynthia Hand.

Speaking to Publishers Weekly, Hand said: “I wanted to write a novel about Lady Jane Grey, a determined and studious teenager in 16th century England.

‘She had the misfortune to become queen, but only for nine days and then her head was cut off.

‘I always loved studying the Jane Gray story, except for the ending. So I thought, “Hey, I’m a writer. I can give it a different ending.”

Emily Bader plays Lady Jane Gray in the new series. While the real-life Jane was beheaded at age 17, the Jane of the new series fights to save herself and the Kingdom.

Emily Bader plays Lady Jane Gray in the new series. While the real-life Jane was beheaded at age 17, the Jane of the new series fights to save herself and the Kingdom.

My Lady Jane, set in an alternative fantasy Tudor world, is a radical retelling of English royal history that completely reimagines the life of the Tudor queen, Lady Jane Grey.

My Lady Jane, set in an alternative fantasy Tudor world, is a radical retelling of English royal history that completely reimagines the life of the Tudor queen, Lady Jane Grey.

Rob Brydon (left) plays Guildford's father, Lady Jane's lover, while Henry Ashton (right) plays Guildford's brother.

Rob Brydon (left) plays Guildford’s father, Lady Jane’s lover, while Henry Ashton (right) plays Guildford’s brother.

From left to right: newcomer Emily Bader as Lady Jane Grey, Robyn Betteridge as Margaret Grey, Isabella Brownson as Katherine Gray and Anna Chancellor as Frances Gray.

From left to right: newcomer Emily Bader as Lady Jane Grey, Robyn Betteridge as Margaret Grey, Isabella Brownson as Katherine Gray and Anna Chancellor as Frances Gray.

The handsome Guilford Dudley (Sex Education's Edward Bluemel) is Lady Jane Grey's love interest.

The handsome Guilford Dudley (Sex Education’s Edward Bluemel) is Lady Jane Grey’s love interest.

King Edward is played by Jordan Peters (pictured), best known for his roles in Pirates and All I Know About Love.

King Edward is played by Jordan Peters (pictured), best known for his roles in Pirates and All I Know About Love.

Who was Lady Jane Grey? The nine-day-old queen who was imprisoned in the Tower of London and sentenced to death when she was a teenager for treason

Often described as one of the most tragic figures in Tudor history, Lady Jane Gray was the great-niece of Henry VIII and first cousin of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

She was the eldest daughter of Henry Gray and his wife, Lady Frances Brandon.

Through her mother, she was also a great-granddaughter of Henry VII.

Lady Jane had two younger sisters, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary.

When the 15-year-old King Edward was dying, he named Jane as successor to the Crown in his will, ahead of her half-sister Mary.

But Lady Jane had the shortest reign in English history, from July 10 to July 19, 1553, when the Privy Council proclaimed Mary Queen.

Jane was then imprisoned in the Tower of London. She and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, were accused of high treason, found guilty and sentenced to death, although their lives were initially spared.

She was still a teenager at the time of her death on February 12, 1554, and was posthumously considered a Protestant martyr.

Her father, the Duke of Suffolk, son and heir of Thomas Gray, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, was also found guilty of treason and executed days after his daughter was beheaded.

The star-studded cast includes Jordan Peters (Pirates; All I Know About Love) as King Edward and Dominic Cooper (Preacher) as Lord Seymour.

Jane’s mother, Lady Frances Gray, is played by Anna Chancellor (Pennyworth) and Guildford’s father is played by Rob Brydon (The Trip). Jim Broadbent (The Duke) plays the Duke of Leicester, Jane’s uncle.

Henry Ashton (Creation Stories) is Guildford’s brother Stan, and Isabella Brownson (Napoleon) and Robyn Betteridge (Wheel of Time) are Jane’s sisters.

Kate O’Flynn (Landscapers) and Abbie Hern (Enola Holmes 2) play the king’s sisters, Princess Mary and Princess Bess, respectively.

The highly anticipated show has already become a topic of conversation online, with fans taking to X (formerly Twitter) and Reddit to share their excitement for the upcoming series.

One Reddit user seemed to have Bridgerton on his mind when he enthused: “Another true costume series that’s actually a raunchy sex comedy.” I’m here for it.’

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The highly anticipated My Lady Jane has already become a topic of conversation online, with fans taking to X (formerly Twitter) and Reddit to share their excitement for the upcoming series.

The highly anticipated My Lady Jane has already become a topic of conversation online, with fans taking to X (formerly Twitter) and Reddit to share their excitement for the upcoming series.

In its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly garnered 165.20 million hours of viewing, which is equivalent to 45.10 million views.

In its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly garnered 165.20 million hours of viewing, which is equivalent to 45.10 million views.

Netflix described the views for the first four days as

Netflix described the views from the first four days as “just the beginning” and teased more daring “carriage-style” scenes to come.

Someone else commented on X: ‘O enemies of lovers, you will always be loved by me.’

A third person said: “I just saw a photo of a new series coming to Prime at the end of June and I’m SITTING.”

A fourth, who had clearly enjoyed the book, wrote: “I saw the trailer for ‘My Lady Jane’ last night and completely lost my mind.”

And a fifth joked that the show wasn’t going to be suitable for the target age group.

According to What’s On Netflix, the latest episodes of Bridgerton garnered a staggering 45.1 million views in just four days after going global on Netflix.

In its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly garnered 165.20 million hours of viewing, which is equivalent to 45.10 million views.

With part 2 coming out on June 13, Netflix described the first four days’ views as “just the beginning” and teased more to come.

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