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"The White Princess" (TV show) is a limited drama series on Starz that is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed miniseries event "The White Queen." Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, "The White Princess" tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the perspective of the women.

The series concludes the story of England's War of the Roses and charts the rise of the House of Tudor through the tortuous marriage between

Princess Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) and King Henry Tudor. The year is 1485 and Henry Tudor is king, having snatched the crown from Richard III in a surprise victory at the Battle of Bosworth. Elizabeth of York, "The White Princess," is faced with marrying Henry, the man who has just killed her lover. While Elizabeth's mother Dowager Queen Elizabeth "The White Queen" encourages her to marry to preserve the York claim of title and ensure her family's safety, Henry's mother Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley) detests the idea, but knows it is the only way for her son to stay on the throne and unify a country divided by war.

In the court of Burgundy, the Duchess rules over a new enemy stronghold for disenfranchised Yorkists and all of Henry Tudor's enemies. It is from here that a Pretender is mustering an army. He claims to be brother to the Queen, and the true heir to the throne. But is he the missing prince from the tower sent by his mother, the White Queen? Or a counterfeit prince — a low-born enemy to Henry Tudor and his York princess wife?

Princess Elizabeth must choose between Tudor wife and York princess — between her new husband and baby son, and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother. Has the rose of York come home at last and at what cost to her?

The series tells the story of one of the most fascinating periods of British history, spanning the winter court of Henry Tudor — uniquely from the women's point of view. The most ruthless players in history will stop at nothing to support their own causes and those of the ones they love.

The cast includes Jacob Collins-Levy ("Glitch," "Holding the Man") as Henry VII, the paranoid and unlikely king forced to marry an enemy to secure his throne; Jodie Comer ("Doctor Foster," "My Mad Fat Diary") as the equally unwilling Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the rival House of York; and Essie Davis ("Babadook," "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries") as Princess Elizabeth's mother Dowager Queen Elizabeth "The White Queen," indomitable strategist and unwavering supporter of the York cause. Even after the death of her husband King Edward IV and the fall of her House from the throne, Elizabeth's faith in York's eventual return to power is sustained by the boy she believes to be Prince Richard — her last surviving son and the only genuine challenge to King Henry's royal claim. Loyalties blur and families find themselves on opposing sides as the House of Tudor tries to cement its rule over an increasingly fragmented empire, where loyalty is a scarce commodity and the fear of betrayal is ever-present.

Joanne Whalley ("Wolf Hall," "The Borgias") stars as the widowed Duchess of Burgundy, Elizabeth of York's aunt, and sister to dead kings Richard III and Edward IV of England — a sensual, intelligent York woman who presides over her cultured court across the English Channel. Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones," "Rebellion") plays Margaret Beaufort, Henry VII's mother who was a philanthropist, benefactor for the Church, and the calculating mastermind behind Henry's ascent to the Throne of England. Margaret understands that winning the throne and keeping it safe for the Tudor line are two different things, and works to fortify King Henry's rule, as York rivals continue to plot against them.

Suki Waterhouse ("Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," "Insurgent") stars as Cecily of York, the self-interested and jealous younger sister to Princess Elizabeth, while the role of their cousin Margaret Plantagenet — reluctant member of the York clan because of the precarious political position it puts her and her brother in at the Tudor court — is played by Rebecca Benson ("Game of Thrones," Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth").

Other cast includes Rhys Connah as Teddy, Caroline Goodall as Duchess Cecily, Kenneth Cranham as Bishop Morton, and Vincent Regan ("300") as Jasper Tudor.

"The White Princess" is produced by Company Pictures. Acclaimed writer Emma Frost ("The White Queen," "The Man in the High Castle," "Shameless") serves as showrunner and executive producer. In addition, Philippa Gregory, Playground's Colin Callender ("The White Queen," "The Dresser," "The Missing," "Wolf Hall") and Company Pictures' Michele Buck ("Parades End," "Sex Traffic," "Hornblower") are executive producers. Lachlan MacKinnon ("Burton and Taylor") serves as producer.


THE WHITE PRINCESS (TV SHOW): FACTS

Network: Starz
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Company Pictures
Playground




"The White Princess" book cover 'The White Princess' Takes Court at Starz — Based upon Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel, the new drama series tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. Read more...





 
 
 
 
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