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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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Maryann September 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Very disappointed the series came to an end after only one season. It was so well done. I was really becoming interested in English royal family history.


Carrie Quirantes September 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I am very disappointed they did not decide to continue on with The white Princess. There is so much more to tell. The series was excellent. I was so sorry to learn that it was over.


Kelly Eernisse September 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

Unbelievable! I was very much looking forward to continue this story line to see what happened to Elizabeth of York & the first Tudor King! This is just like the Starz Network to get it’s audience hooked and then just take the series off the air all together! Boo…very unhappy customer!


Veronica September 24, 2014 at 7:30 am

I’m very disappointed that TWQ will not be returning, I was so looking forward to season two the cliff hanger (Finale) had me anticipating its return. It marvelously represented that era, costumes, film location and acting were on point. Yes, please give your TWQ fans season two!!!


DLana September 23, 2014 at 9:52 am

Please reconsider… a series about the White Princess Elizabeth and would love a series about Jacquetta…


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