'My Lady Jane filled the Bridgerton-sized hole in my heart.'

My Lady Jane is the fantasy television series fans won't shut up about. I know, because I am one such fan. And I've harassed nearly every person I've ever met into devouring the series in the same way I did. 

So now I turn my attention to you, our dearest readers, who might be looking for their next binge-watch. 

Twitter user Ultra Gloss described My Lady Jane as being "like if they wrote Bridgerton while on ketamine." And you know what? While the plot is vastly different, it actually did fill the Bridgerton-sized hole in my heart. It might even replace the regency-era show as my new favourite period piece. There, I said it.

Ever since season three of Bridgerton dropped - so like, a couple of weeks ago - I've been left wanting more. And I'm not the only one. The people yearn for a good historical romance! But it seems we'll be waiting several years for the fourth season of Bridgerton, so I began scouring the internet for my next hyper fixation.

Enter My Lady Jane.

When I'm not telling people to watch My Lady Jane on Prime Video, or taking time to write this article about My Lady Jane, I am in fact watching TikTok thirst-edits about My Lady Jane. Why the hype? Let's get into it and see how many more times I can repeat that show title.

There she is! Lady Jane Grey in all her glory. Image: Prime Video.


How can I describe the enemies-to-lovers romantic experience of My Lady Jane? I know, it's like if you took the tension of the hand scene from Pride & Prejudice and played it out over eight episodes. And then you added some magic and murderous ploys.

It's like The Great meets Merlin.

The series is wall-to-wall tension: swashbuckling bros, regicidal maniacs, longing glances, people who turn into animals. I fear we may have entered the part of this conversation where I have to explain the show and somehow keep you on side. 

What is My Lady Jane about? 

My Lady Jane is a British historical fantasy television series, loosely based on the true story of the successors to King Henry VII: his son, King Edward VIII, and his niece, Lady Jane Grey.


It's based on the bestselling YA novel by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

History nerds will recall that Edward was a real person, as was his cousin Jane. In real life, Jane ascended the throne following Edward's untimely death and was promptly beheaded nine days later. Don't worry, I'm not spoiling anything. This historical fact is addressed in the opening scenes of the show. 

"F**k that," our narrator says of following the traditional tale. 

Instead, My Lady Jane bravely answers the question "what if we changed a few huge details and also introduced some magic? Perhaps a little whimsy?" 

The royal court of My Lady Jane. Image: Prime Video.


Now if you don't want any spoilers whatsoever, I'd say pack it up, close your tab, and head to Prime Video right now. Because, gird your loins, it's about to get weird as I explain the magic of it all.

My Lady Jane introduces us to a magical world divided into Verities (humans without powers) and Ethians (humans with the power to shapeshift into animals, like horses and bears). 

The conflict between Verities and Ethians is central to the altered plot of this true story, blending with historical feuding over the throne. And of course, there are sure to be a few surprises as fans are introduced to some hidden Ethians throughout the show.

Who is in the cast of My Lady Jane

Emily Bader (Fresh Kills) stars as the titular character, Lady Jane Grey, while her love interest, Lord Guildford Dudley, is played by Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve).

Emily and Edward's chemistry is the glue the holds this historical fantasy together. It's a classic storybook romance, with tropes including love at first sight, marriage of convenience, enemies to lovers, forbidden love and the ultimate classic, secret that threatens to tear us apart.

With so many tropes you might think you're about to experience emotional whiplash, but I can guarantee you'll soon be ride-or-die as a member of the Jane and Guildford fan club. 


Emily Bader and Edward Bluemel star as Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley. Image: Prime Video. 

King Edward IV is portrayed by Jordan Peters (Everything I Know About Love), Princess Mary is portrayed by Kate O'Flynn (Bridget Jones's Baby) and Princess Elizabeth or 'Bess' is portrayed by Abbie Hern (Enola Homes 2).

Preacher star Dominic Cooper is perfection as the wicked Lord Seymour.

Anna Chancellor (What A Girl Wants) stars as Jane's mother Lady Frances Grey, a woman who could give Lady Featherington a run for her money.  


Guilford's family consists of father Lord Dudley (played by Gavin and Stacey star, Rob Brydon) and brother Lord Stanley Dudley (Henry Ashton). 

Okay, so you’re hooked? Here’s where to watch My Lady Jane.

Season one of My Lady Jane is now streaming on Prime Video. There are eight fantastical episodes to enjoy.

Watch the trailer below, post continues after video.

Will there be a second season of My Lady Jane? 

Season 2 of My Lady Jane is yet to be confirmed by Prime Video, but given the successful nature of the first drop it's likely to be continued. 

The streaming service is known for following through on fan-favourites by announcing multiple seasons, like the recent hits Maxton Hall and The Summer I Turned Pretty. With My Lady Jane scoring similar obsessive treatment from fans on TikTok, it looks promising that there could be a second season.

The final episode of Season 1 featured an open-ended cliffhanger, perfectly setting us up for more should the show be renewed. And the cast is on board.

"They've been through a lot," Bader told Collider. "But at the same time, by Jane choosing to do what she does at the end, she puts her family at risk. She needs to buckle down and figure out what she’s doing to do. She feels responsible, I think badass Jane can take it up a notch."

Here's hoping badass Jane has her chance in Season 2.

Feature Image: Prime Video

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