The Duchess (TV 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|
The Duchess is a 2020 British comedy-drama streaming television series created by and starring Katherine Ryan. It premiered on Netflix on 11 September 2020. On 29 April 2021, the series was canceled after one season.
Cast and characters
- 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
- 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
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
|2||"Episode 2"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
|3||"Episode 3"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
|4||"Episode 4"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
|5||"Episode 5"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
|6||"Episode 6"||Toby MacDonald||Katherine Ryan||11 September 2020|
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.