White Princess, The (Starz 2017, Jodie Comer, Essie Davis)

Set in 15th century England, The White Princess is drawn from the novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory and part of The Cousins’ War book series.

“The White Princess” picks up three days after the conclusion of “The White Queen,” as a new generation ascends to the throne in a tale of power, political divides, family, love, and betrayal. “The White Princess” is a gripping historical drama uniquely told from the perspective of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne: Lizzie (Jodie Comer), Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley) and Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis).

The story begins as one of England’s most politically turbulent times – The War of the Roses – is coming to an end. An uneasy peace is achieved when former King Richard III is defeated at the Battle of Bosworth, and the victor, Henry Tudor, soon-to-be King Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy), is married to Lizzie – a princess from a rival house and Richard III’s former lover.

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President of Programming for Starz Carmi Zlotnik said, “‘The White Princess’ represents the kind of Obsessable programming that has become the hallmark of STARZ Original Series, and we can’t wait for the ardent fans of ‘The White Queen’ and ‘Outlander’ to discover it. We are thrilled that Emma Frost returned to the helm to reimagine ‘The White Princess.’ Her unique voice has created a compelling royal drama, driven by dynamic women in front of and behind the camera.” Hailed by Harper’s Bazaar as “the feminist answer to ‘Game of Thrones,'”

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Amy Manson as Lady Catherine Gordon
Andrew Whipp as Richard Pole
Caroline Goodall as Duchess Cecily
Essie Davis as Dowager Queen Elizabeth
Jacob Collins-Levy as Henry VII
Joanne Whalley as Duchess of Burgundy
Jodie Comer as Princess Elizabeth
Kenneth Cranham as Bishop Morton
Michelle Fairley as Margaret Beaufort
Patrick Gibson as The Boy
Rebecca Benson as Margaret Plantagenet
Rhys Connah as Teddy
Suki Waterhouse as Cecily of York
Vincent Regan as Jasper Tudor

key behind the scenes crew
Colin Callender as Executive Producer
Emma Frost as Creator/Executive Producer
Jamie Payne as Producer/Director
Lachlan MacKinnon as Producer
Michele Buck as Executive Producer
Philippa Gregory as Original Author/Executive Producer
Scott Huff as Executive Producer

show type
Historical drama

broadcast from
1 season with 8 episodes in total.

network and production companies
Starz – Company Pictures – Playground

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.