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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  1. Angela says

    I’m Seriously Bummed. i loved every second and it drew me in, in seconds. and every time i try to just watch an episode i end up watching the entire series again. (i think its been 8 times now). i’ll seriously miss not having a follow up.

  2. daniel butler says

    Sad to see it go. Such a great story with actors that I felt brought then settings to life and gave such definition to each character no matter how small. I hoped it was going to be picked up for a second season but the ratings are not in our (the fans) favor.

  3. Kate says

    Loved this show very much..as did all those I watched it on Amazon with.. We were addicted. It has inspired me to read and love all of Phillippa Gregory novels and learn so much more about English Royal history. Please please continue this brilliant series..

  4. Rani says

    The reason why there is a lot of crappy shows out there…is because the good ones don’t get to have season 2 !! Shame!

  5. Annie Mclaney says

    There has to be a season 2! Just has to. The White Queen season 1 was extremely fascinating, breath taking and most of all educational!
    The unbelievable relations between the different houses is almost too entertaining to be true and bloody hell it’s a huge part of our very history and the way England is today!
    Why cancel a show that is tremendously good for common knowledge and is everything but superficial like most tv-shows today?!

    • Jackie says

      Agreed! Philippa Gregory is a masterful Author! This is only the beginning, there are many more pages of the story to be written. Please make a second, third, fourth. I subscribed to Starz specifically for this series!

  6. Ifedolapo says

    I really enjoyed the movie and BBC says it will be dis continued that unfair though,but if it can be back that will be fine

  7. Sue Anderson says

    That was the best tv series every made. I love it & you never made season 2 can’t believe keep as hanging like that. Please make Season 2 please that was best TV SERIES EVERY. Please make more please I think every body LOVE IT. Will we all do… Thank you & hope one day make season two….

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