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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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Dawn April 14, 2015 at 1:28 am

That is such a disappointment. I was waiting to see the next season. Why not let it continue, its our history with probability of the truth. Some of our kids have gotten more out of history watching it then in school.

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Anonymous April 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm

WHAT ?? No second series !! What a shame !

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Teresa Mennie Olson April 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm

It would be nice to see it continue.. even though we all know how it ends.. I read a lot of British historical and history based novels.. I didn’t remember that Elizabeth Woodville Rivers was the grandmother of Henry VIII.. That connection would be nice to see on TV or film.

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dawn April 11, 2015 at 1:18 am

So Disappointed there will be no season 2 ..THATS FREAKING CRAP!!!! The White Queen was an Amazing series! !!! I was HOOKED since first episode ..Truely Disappointed fan!

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Bob the April 10, 2015 at 12:47 am

My wife & I enjoyed this show/series. She likes British history & I came to enjoy it. Like any series(Bates Motel, Vikings, Defiance, one never knows if you will be “stuck” & left hanging due to advertising or some other reason. It was good while it lasted. Disappointed now, that it will not be a season 2

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Cassandra Kodak April 9, 2015 at 11:29 am

Why would they cancel? This was a great series!! I fell in love with the story. They need to make a season 2!!

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priscilla April 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I love the White Queen it is a shame that it is cancelled, we need a second season!!!!

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Marcia Edinger April 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

This is sad news. I have been waiting for the return of The White Queen. I read the book and fell in love with this story line. I also read the Red Queen. All the history of England is so interesting.
Please reconsider and bring The White Queen back.

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fawnflowr April 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

I am one of the first people who started this thread. I loved the series and was very disappointed there was to be no second season. I’ve read many of the authors books on this subject and love them all. Recently I heard that a second season is now being written, and will air but not with the original creators because BBC is not interested in doing it.

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norman c freeman April 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

I watched season 1 and was hooked and found myself wanting to see more,I loved every episode. …please bring it back,I love the fact that it was based on English history.I thought the acting was superb,bravo…

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mariadela barrios April 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

So upsetting!!! such a wonderful story & phillipa Gregory’s books were just fantastic!!!is such a fascinating story & a great epic finishing with the Tudors!!! they should continuea series like this it was such a wonderful read as well. Is such a shame that people now a days are just interested on reality TV & not in history or real facts. Sad is beyond words. No audience for this wonderful series? just a shame!.

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Cherie April 5, 2015 at 7:58 am

I SPENT SO MUCH MONEY TO GET THIS SERIES IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!! I WOULD’BE SPENT MORE FOR THE SECOND SEASON!!! BECAUSE THE WHITE PRINCESS WAS MY FAVORITE ALL OF THE PHILLIPS GREGORY BOOK. I HATE THE FACT THAT ONE PERSON CAN JUST DECIDE THAT HE DOESN’T WANT A SECOND SEASON!!!! STUPID.

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Miranda Guevara April 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Very upset that the White Queen hasn’t been aired for a second season. My mother and I have started watching the series and fell in love with it. It’s very addictive and we are just upset that there is no second series. Wish there was a second series.

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Becky April 3, 2015 at 9:24 pm

I’LL NEVER GET INTO ANY OF THIS B PERSONS MOVIES OR SERIES AGAIN. THEY GET YOU ALL INTO IT THEN STOP. I HATE A HALF AS!!!

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s April 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

I’m so upset this will not have a season 2! Great script and acting. Why????

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