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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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Latisha April 1, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I think it sucks that The White Queen will not be returning. Its a hit why stop such a great show when you have fateful audience? What happened to strike while the iron is hot! BBC & straz just dangled a shiny big red delicious apple in our faces then said but we can’t have it!


Renee March 31, 2015 at 8:43 pm

I was really upset to find out that there won’t be a season 2! Like what the hell man! I really enjoyed that show I just found it, and I want more! I have to know how everything is going to play out.. Iam not a happy camper lets just say that. Bring it back!!! -__-


Katharina Westblikk March 31, 2015 at 8:19 pm

why? I loved the series and i am hoping they would change their minds and make a second season.


Emily Villafane March 31, 2015 at 5:07 pm

I love,,, love this show


Cynthia March 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I really love the show! Starz hasn’t really been giving me to much to watch anymore if they make a season 2 I know sales will go up! This show is unique and has you on your toes in every episode!


Roxanne March 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

I really enjoyed this series and the last episode on first season lead it’s followers that it would be returning. We Do Not Know what happens after the princess is to marry, and also they do not know that the prince is alive. I am very disappointed. Very good series and should return to answer the unanswered questions.


Liz March 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

I seldom watch shows and came across this on amazon
and was absolutely captivized by the series. There must
be a second season! It would be a disservice to leave us


m March 23, 2015 at 5:03 pm



alice danescu March 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Bring it back, have a season 2 at least. It is well portrayed and well played. History is amazing and easier to learn by watching it on tv. So much more to know about this story!. I hope BBC reconsiders.


Conni March 21, 2015 at 1:36 am

It really upsets me that there will not be a season 2 to The White Queen. It should be left to the public to determine whether it should return or not, as we are the ones watching it. I guess our opinions do not matter.


Kandace March 21, 2015 at 12:32 am

I just watch the 1st season on amazon . I’m hooked please make a second season!!!


Rhonda March 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

I found the white queen on Amazon and was hooked and now there won’t be any more seasons! That blows because it’s was an awesome show and I can’t believe they would only show one season of it!!


Micael Weaver March 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm

The story is not finished. The primary characters both protagonist and antagonist are not developed. It is at moment a half told “tale” at best. A story that is only suppose to run single season does not leave so many questions unanswered and call that an end. Over the previous ten years I have spent approximately seven months in England visiting the in laws or at this point previous in laws. Being an American I found allot of things unusual. Especially the apprehension to criticize government. With that said, the BBC really needs to take a move or two from other countries, not necessarily US but some where, grow a back bone and come up with some better excuses than that it was planned to run this way.


Sandra McLemore March 9, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Bring it back! You need to tell her life story. There is so much more to tell than season 1 told. Her marriage to Henry VII, her domineering mother-in-law, her interaction with her 4 children, her loss of her first born son, her influence on the upbringing of her son, Henry VIII. So much more to her story!


anna March 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Please the queen is not the end we still do not know where the 1st son is. Pleas being it back


m March 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Why did they cancel it?……….Always the ones I like


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