The Duchess. Katherine (Katherine Ryan). Copyright: Netflix.

The Duchess

Netflix sitcom from Katherine Ryan. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Katherine Ryan, Katy Byrne, Steen Raskopoulos, Rory Keenan and others.

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Series 1, Episode 1

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.

Publication details

Friday 11th September 2020
28 minutes, 10 seconds

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Katherine Ryan Katherine
Katy Byrne Olive
Steen Raskopoulos Evan
Rory Keenan Shep
Michelle De Swarte Bev
Sophie Fletcher Jane
Guest cast
Jack Barry Waiter
Ajay Chhabra Dr. Frederik
Beau Gadsdon Millie
Tony Jayawardena Mr. Michaels
Anwar Lynch Tom
Writing team
Katherine Ryan Writer
Charlie Langdell Script Editor
Production team
Toby MacDonald Director
Gavin O'Grady Producer
Katherine Ryan Executive Producer
Dave Becky Executive Producer
Josh Lieberman Executive Producer
Murray Ferguson Executive Producer
Petra Fried Executive Producer


The opening scene

The show follows Katherine, a single mother living in London with her daughter, as she explores the best way to have another baby on her own terms.

Featuring: Katherine Ryan (Katherine), Katy Byrne (Olive), Sophie Fletcher (Jane).


Katherine Ryan interview

The Duchess is a sitcom for families with 'funny Shapes'.

Eleanor Stanford, The New York Times, 11th September 2020

Review: The Duchess, Netflix

It'll be interesting to see how the comedy goes down in America as the programme has a strong English feel - there is a Richard Curtis-y sunny West London vibe to the look, with a splash of Motherland and Catastrophe thrown in for good measure.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 12th September 2020

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