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The White Queen: “Cancelled” by BBC, No Season Two

The White Queen canceled, no season twoEven though Starz just premiered their new TV series, The White Queen, we already know there won’t be a second season.

Based on Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War, The White Queen tells the story of three very different women as they attempt to scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne. The cast includes Max Irons, James Frain, Rebecca Ferguson, Janet McTeer, Ben Lamb, Amanda Hale, Tom McKay, Aneurin Barnard, David Oakes, Faye Marsay, and Eleanor Tomlinson.

The show is co-financed by the BBC in the United Kingdom and Starz here in the states. The 10-part series began airing on BBC1 in June and completed its run last Sunday night.

According to Broadcast Now, the BBC has maintained that The White Queen was intended to run just one season. However, Gregory had hinted that there were hopes to continue the drama via an adaptation of The White Princess. That novel follows the story of Elizabeth of York who went on to marry Henry VII, the first Tudor King.

It now appears that a continuation won’t be happening. A BBC spokesperson said, “The White Queen will not be returning, but it is important to note that it was never actually conceived as a returnable series.”

What do you think? Are you sorry that The White Queen won’t be continuing in some form? Are you glad that the story was designed to wrap after 10 episodes?

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tangra December 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Please please bring The White Queen back i so loved this show!please do a second season!


Tom December 7, 2014 at 2:31 am

Most disappointed!!! My wife, mother and I very much enjoyed this series. We would very much like to see a return in some form.


Swvilla perkins December 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

ugh. Unfortunate, I was so looking forward to season two, loveeeeed it. I literally watched all ten episodes in one day.


Sharon November 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I so enjoyed watching the White Queen. Please reconsider. I am so looking forward to Season 2.


Kane November 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Why????? Why does every good show get cancelled so early?????? BRING IT BACK!!!!!!


Harita November 26, 2014 at 10:32 am

I loved the show and would like STARZ to renew for the Second Season. All the historical shows are so good. HISTORICAL, you can learn so much from!

Anything Historical I would love to see, I am hoping the second season will come to STARZ!


Donna November 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Very upset to find out White Queen is not coming back. it is the only series that I enjoy. I was telling everyone to watch it. My daughter started to watch it, because I told her about it. She is going to be disappointed. We thought the next season would be called Red Queen for her daughter.


rosalinda November 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I am very sad they will not do a season 2!


Lang November 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm

So disappointed this show will not be returning, Please reconsider BBC!!!


Laura November 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I loved this show upset it is not returning


Y'lone November 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm



Sarah A. Nichols November 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I truly enjoyed this historical drama and do hope that BBC would reconsider in making Season two! Please reconsider!


Angela November 10, 2014 at 3:58 am

This is dreadful .When will TV executives and Producers realise Adults like Adult drama .Game of Thrones anyone ….Tudors….Borgias These have all been a success as was the first season of Outlander. Pay attention to your viewers. Cant they recognise the theme HISTORICAL DRAMA!.


Sari December 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I really enjoyed Season 1 and am most disappointed to hear there will be no Season 2. Please re-consider!!!!


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