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. Michelle says

    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!

  2. Sarah says

    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.

  3. christina says

    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

  4. tosha says

    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.

  5. Cassie Castleberry says

    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.

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