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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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juan vazquez January 28, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Just finished watching the first season. Very disappointed to find out that there is no 2nd
season. So disappointed!!!


Melynda January 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Very sad to see it end! Please bring it back!


Frank January 19, 2015 at 9:13 pm

There needs to be a follow up to answer the many questions left unanswered


Sherry January 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm

So sorry to hear this, loved the series. I would love to see more.


Jen January 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

I loved it and really want more!!!!


Claudia January 9, 2015 at 12:15 am

please bring this series back. Support the Facebook page asking them to bring it back.


nini January 5, 2015 at 6:41 pm

I know Savannah…it is just not right. I forgot to mention The Reign…we watched that too. Someone turn me onto the series Isabel another good series but it is spoken in Spanish….can watch it online with English sub-titles.

Historically, King Tudor and Queen Elizabeth (The White Queen) does get married and they have a son Henry III ( The Tudors tells his story) . Check out this link . Thought it was interesting the family tree with the actors and actresses for White Queen, Tudors, and Isabel.


savannah January 5, 2015 at 10:03 am

So0o0o0o freaking pissed! Just finished watching season 1 and was wondering when 2nd would be airing. Stumbled upon talk of no season 2!!!!!! i cant belive it total BS!
The show really left you hanging with the princess and the new king tutor….do they get married? And then they throw in the REAL prince richard returning to england on the LAST SCENE!
Providing the perfect ingredients for an awesome season 2 whether he will fight for the throne or does HIS sister the princess Elizabeth become queen by marriage to king tutor?


nini January 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm

Extremely disappointed that there will not be a second airing for mini series The White Queen which actually got me and my family hooked on watching others like The Tudors , The Borgies and Game of Thrones. We are historical fanatics and would love to view more….it just does not seem fair that people that share this type of marketable interests do not have a say otherwise the White Princess would be airing!


savannah January 5, 2015 at 10:09 am

100% agree with you loved the Borgias as the white queen absolutely a history freak now! You should check out Regin on the CW and the viking on history channel both are AWESOME!
if you have Netflix just started a new show Marco Polo its really really good andonly 2 episodes in!


Catherine yost January 4, 2015 at 4:23 am

Just utterly devastating to read season 2 will never exist :-(


mp January 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Just finished the last episode and was searching to find out when the next season was going to air. How upsetting to find it’s not to be. Enjoy all of Gregory’s books. Hope BBC reconsiders.


Ricky Williams December 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I am so disappointed I was just able to hear of the White Queen and just binged and watched it all in the hopes of a new season. I am so disappointed! The acting and Betty portrayed was deeper than that of reign which I also hold dear. Starz took this to a level that I believe others if knowing, would too fall in love as I did!


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