The Duchess is a British comedy-drama television series created by and starring Katherine Ryan. It premiered on Netflix on 11 September 2020. On 29 April 2021, the series was cancelled after one series.
|Created by||Katherine Ryan|
|Written by||Katherine Ryan|
|Directed by||Toby MacDonald|
|Music by||Oli Julian|
|Opening theme||"Woman" by Diana Gordon[a]|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||19–28 minutes|
|Original release||11 September 2020|
Cast and charactersEdit
- Katherine Ryan as Katherine, a ceramics artist and Olive's mother
- Rory Keenan as Shep, Katherine's ex-partner, Olive's father and a former boy band member
- Katy Byrne as Olive, Katherine and Shep's nine-year-old daughter
- Steen Raskopoulos as Evan, Katherine's boyfriend and an orthodontist
- Michelle de Swarte as Bev, Katherine's best friend and business partner
- Sophie Fletcher as Jane, Millie's mother
- Doon Mackichan as Cheryl, Shep's fiancée
- Beau Gadsdon as Millie, Olive's friend
- Tony Jayawardena as Mr. Michaels, Olive and Millie's headmaster
- Anwar Lynch as Tom, Bev's husband and Shep's former Tru-Se bandmate
- Ash Rizi as Gareth, Shep’s former Tru-Se bandmate
- Ciaran Dowd as Dave, Shep’s former Tru-Se bandmate
- Geoff Norcott as Brian, Jane's husband
- Naz Osmanoglu as Leo, a hygienist at Evan's practice
- Maya Jama as Sandra, a dental nurse at Evan's practice
- Ajay Chhabra as Dr. Frederik, Katherine's fertility doctor
- Nathan Clarke as Jay
- Jacqueline King as Evan's mother
- Luis Soto as Evan's father
- Lorna Gayle as Seleena, from the adoption agency
- Natasha Radski as midwife
- Thanyia Moore as an officiant
Season 1 (2020)Edit
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|To celebrate her daughter Olive's birthday, Katherine visits a fertility clinic to discuss the odds of giving her a sibling with help from a sperm donor.|
|2||"Episode 2"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|Shep accepts Katherine's proposal — with oddly specific conditions. Jane and Katherine force the girls to hang out. Evan comes over to spend the night.|
|3||"Episode 3"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|Katherine meets Shep for a failed transaction, then meets Evan's "nice and normal" parents. Bev and Katherine speak at a feminist convention.|
|4||"Episode 4"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|After Katherine strikes out with an adoption agent, Olive and Millie get suspended. Shep shocks everyone with big news. Bev spies Evan at a pub.|
|5||"Episode 5"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|Katherine renews her quest to get pregnant with help from a surprising source. Praise be! But is it too good to be true? Elsewhere, Olive's growing up.|
|6||"Episode 6"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||September 11, 2020|
|Secrets swirl around Shep's big day ... and savvy Jane has it all figured out. With so much at stake, can Katherine control the chaos?|
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 63% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 35 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
- ^ First episode only.
- ^ Hart, Daniel (9 September 2020). "The Duchess season 1 review – Katherine Ryan is on fire in her own Netflix series". Ready Steady Cut. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
- ^ D'Addario, Daniel (2 September 2020). "'The Duchess' Is a Tasteless Misfire by Netflix: TV Review". Variety. Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
- ^ White, Peter (29 April 2021). "Katherine Ryan's 'The Duchess' Canceled By Netflix After One Season". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 29 April 2021. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
- ^ "The Duchess: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
- ^ "The Duchess – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- The Duchess on Netflix
- The Duchess at IMDb