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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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Michelle October 20, 2013 at 12:58 am

Watched every episode at least twice!!!! Would love to have seen how the Tudor king’s reign plays out. My parents also LOVED the series!!! WILL MISS MY SATURDAY NIGHT ADDICITION!


Anonymous October 20, 2013 at 12:56 am

Please come back…how r u gonna hook me only to not come back :(


Sarah October 20, 2013 at 12:47 am

The Whit Queen was an excellent summation of the books and I’m truely disappointed that they have decided to not do the White Princess. What was the point? The entire story should be told, it is one of great meaning. Those women deserve to have their stories told.


christina October 20, 2013 at 12:30 am

Please have a season two I need to know what happens next with the white princess . I loved the white queen now I need more


tosha October 20, 2013 at 12:20 am

I enjoy watching the series of the white queen, I couldn’t wait until Saturday night at 9 pm. I even watch the ‘re-runs, like haven’t. Watched it before. Please bring it back on the stars channel.


Mark October 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

What a great show, my wife and I will miss this
Show very much. The historical shows like this
Can’t be beat


Crystal October 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm

This is ridiculous! The white queen is a million times better than most of the crap on tv.


Robin October 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

It’s a HUGE let down! No season 2? If BBC won’t, then someone else needs to!


Sierra October 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Ridiculous, I love this show so much. So disappointed they are not doing a second season


Anonymous October 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Please return the show!!!!! It was awesome!!!


Laura October 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm

It has to return….GREAT show!!!!


Christine October 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Oh come on ! They should bring this show back. It’s do good


Stephanie October 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I love the white queen please return it!!! I looked forward to seeing it every weekend!!!


Cassie Castleberry October 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm

This was a fascinating show. I have watched all episodes over and over. There is nothing else like it on television today. Another season of this sort of story would be a welcomed change of pace.


Loretta October 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

The white queen is the best show on TV, it should be back


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