Is My Lady Jane the new Bridgerton? New Amazon series that's a radical feminist retelling of Tudor history is set to be a an 'epic tale of fantasy, comedy and rompy-pompy' where the 'damsel in distress saves herself'

My Lady Jane, a radical retelling of royal history, is out on June 27 on Prime Video READ MORE: Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan is hailed as an 'icon' as she shares relatable video of herself 'anxiously' singing ahead of career milestone 

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

Set in an alt-fantasy Tudor world, Prime Video's new historical series, available from June 27, is a radical retelling of English royal history, which completely reimagines the life of Tudor queen Lady Jane Grey.

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

And, where Bridgerton boasts spicy scenes between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington - played by gorgeous Luke Newton and stunning Nicola Coughlan - My Lady Jane appears to be a worthy competitor in the saucy stakes.

From Lady Jane Grey (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 will not be disappointed.

Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley (both pictured) get caught up in steamy fight scenes

Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley (both pictured) get caught up in steamy 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 quick-witted, the show is billed as 'an epic tale', 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'.

Laser-focused on achieving independence - something few Tudor women could aspire to - Jane takes on those holding her back, including her evil parents who chortle as they tell her 'nobody cares what you want'.

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

Speaking to Publishers Weekly, Hand said: 'I wanted to write a novel about Lady Jane Grey, who was a strong-willed, bookish teenage girl in 16th-century England.

'She had the misfortune to become Queen, but only for nine days and then had her head chopped off.

'I always loved studying Jane Grey's story in history except for the ending. So, I thought,"Hey, I'm a writer. I can give her a different ending".'

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

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

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

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

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

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

L-R: Newcomer Emily Bader as Lady Jane Grey, Robyn Betteridge as Margaret Grey, Isabella Brownson as Katherine Grey and Anna Chancellor as Frances Grey

L-R: Newcomer Emily Bader as Lady Jane Grey, Robyn Betteridge as Margaret Grey, Isabella Brownson as Katherine Grey and Anna Chancellor as Frances Grey

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

The dashing 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 Everything I Know About Love

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

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

Jane's mother, Lady Frances Grey 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) portray the King's sisters Princess Mary and Princess Bess respectively.

The highly-anticipated show has already become a talking point 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 in mind when they enthused: 'Another true costume series that's actually a raunchy sex comedy. I am so here for it.'

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

Within its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly scored 165.20 million viewing hours, equating to 45.10 million views

Within its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly scored 165.20 million viewing hours, equating to 45.10 million views

Netflix described the views from the opening four days as 'only the beginning' and teased more raunchy 'carriage-style' scenes to come

Netflix described the views from the opening four days as 'only the beginning' and teased more raunchy 'carriage-style' scenes to come

Someone else commented on X: 'Oh enemies to lovers you will always be loved by me'.

A third person said: 'Just saw a pic of a new series that will be coming to Prime at the end of June and I'm SEATED'.

A fourth, who had clearly enjoyed the book, wrote: 'I saw the 'My Lady Jane' trailer last night and absolutely lost my mind over it.'

And, a fifth joked that the show was not going to be suitable for the target age bracket.

According to What's On Netflix, the latest episodes of Bridgerton pulled in a shocking 45.1M views within just four days of going global on Netflix.

Within its first four days, Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1 reportedly scored 165.20 million viewing hours, equating to 45.10 million views.

With part 2 coming out on June 13, Netflix described the views from the opening four days as 'only the beginning' and teased more to come.

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