Developed by Starz, The White Princess is a mini television series based on the book of the same name by Philippa Gregory. The eight-episode is a sequel to The White Queen that had only one series run in 2013. A brand new trailer of The White Princess was rolled out recently, and if anything, the series looks promising.
The White Princess Storyline
The television series The White Queenspanned for over 10 episodes andwere adapted from three of Gregory’s novels The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker’s Daughter. The story begins when England is going through its most politically turbulent times. While The White Queen was about relentless women seeking the throne in 15th Century England, The White Princess continues the story with the White Queen’s daughter seeking the throne.
The White Princess Cast
- Jodie ComerasElizabeth of York (Queen of England)
- Jacob Collins-Levy asHenry VII (King of England)
- Essie DavisasDowager Queen Elizabeth (Queen’s mother)
- Suki WaterhouseasCecily of York (Queen’s sister)
- Joanne WhalleyasMargaret, Duchess of Burgundy (Queen’s paternal aunt)
- Caroline GoodallasCecily, Duchess of York (Queen’s grandmother)
- Michelle FairleyasMargaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (King’s mother)
- Vincent ReganasJasper Tudor (King’s uncle)
The White Princess was supposed to go in production right when The White Queen ended. But due to the series lukewarm reception, it took several years for the sequel to be made.
The book – The White Princess was critically praised for being a “psychologically involving page-turner” dealt with some of the most controversial historical events. The book, of course, is fiction but it’s the controversial theory that the Elizabeth of York’s brother Richard had actually survived his imprisonment in the Tower of London.
The White Princess Air Date
Starz had announced that The White Princess would be airing on Sunday, 16 April 2017.
Here’s The White Princess’ official trailer.