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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Press Clippings

Katherine Ryan's Netflix show is quietly revolutionary

Katherine Ryan's series about single motherhood is flawed but unwavering in its commitment to a simple premise: a heroine who does not need a man.

Clémence Michallon, The Independent, 18th September 2020

Katherine Ryan: daughter is the reason for 'zero' sex

Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan, 37, plays the lead in new Netflix sitcom The Duchess.

Here, the mum of one reveals the effects lockdown had on her sex life with husband Bobby Kootstra.

Molly Reynolds, The Sun, 13th September 2020

Katherine Ryan: Alpha Female

Katherine Ryan, creator and star of The Duchess, shares what it means to bring a good mum and a bad person to the small screen.

Katherine Ryan, Netflix Queue, 13th 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

Katherine Ryan interview

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

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

Katherine Ryan working on The Duchess Series 2

Katherine Ryan has announced that she is already working on a second series of her new Netflix sitcom, The Duchess, although it has not officially been recommissioned.

British Comedy Guide, 11th September 2020

The Duchess review

The comic deftly plays an uber-bitch single mother in this semi-autobiographical Netflix series - though there is little nuance behind the unapologetic laughs.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 11th September 2020

The Duchess review

Maybe it will take a second series to emphasise what is so obviously great about this comedy, and to exorcise what so obviously isn't.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 11th September 2020

The Duchess, Netflix review

Whenever Katherine enters the frame, she lights it on fire.

Euan Franklin, Culture Whisper, 11th September 2020

The Duchess is one for the middle class mums

The Duchess feel more like a mashup of millennial favourites rather than a truly original comedy.

Alicia Lansom, Refinery 29, 11th September 2020