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. Margie says

    Please continue. It is the best show on! We are huge fans. The casting,production andthe story are great. Don’t let us down and cancel it. Prove to us Tv can have great shows

  2. Queen Johnson says

    I would love to see more of the show … plz let it b a second series …..jus the way the story line went kept me interested ..

  3. Micki Pease says

    While I’m not surprised that it is ending and there is no season 2 I must say that they did an excellent job with the telling of the story. I loved this show and I would have welcomed a season 2 if they were to do so. I agree with whoever said that there is basically crap on TV lately and this was a smart and actually pretty accurate story about the war of the roses. BBC and Starz please do more like this and I will gladly make it appointment tv!

  4. Kristi says

    I would love if they continued the series…. the BBC cancelled it but they were working with Starz.. Starz can just take over…. I think it is better than a lot of shows on television these days, and even though it is not “by the book” historically accurate, it does tell the over all story…. PLEASE STAY!!!!!!!!!!

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