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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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Therese November 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I am also mad! I loved it.

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Charnell November 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Really mad at this news!! I loved the white queen!! I hope someone else picks it up!

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Erica Burgos November 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

This sucks only reason I got starz was to watch this show… This is a kick ass show so mad there isn’t going to be a season 2 tv has gotten real Shitty ..

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Judith Martinez October 31, 2013 at 5:47 pm

If you have a success why mess with it. The White Qween was an excellent show. Have no idea why Starz have not reconsidered doing a second season. From previous comments you can see the series had a following. So why are you making such a dumb-ass decision?

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D October 31, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Are you freakin’ kidding me??? No season 2 of The White Queen? Oh c’mon…..you suck people into the storyline and then pull the rug out. There aren’t enough shows w/ this subject line. We need this! Step up BBC and know when you have a popular gem in your midst.

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Désirée October 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

Wat jammer :( geen season 2. Het is een geweldig verhaal. Dat nog helemaal niet goed verfilmd is. Persoonlijk vind ik dat eens begonnen men het ook moet eindigen. Het zal een zonde zijn om de brok geschiedenis zo te laten vervagen in brokken. Dit is goed begonnen en zal een serie kunnen worden die de lectuur te boven zal stijgen. Een eeuwige zonde!

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Kate October 31, 2013 at 4:36 am

Very disappointed!! Loved The White Queen! Bring on season 2!

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ron October 31, 2013 at 12:34 am

Boo, so disappointed to read that it’s over, it needs a few more episodes, too many items left open with Richard being removed and Henry Tudor taking the crown, Please reconsider and bring it back, need to see the power moves by Elizabeth and Margaret.

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Kayla Robinson October 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I am so mad.. It was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. It left you just hanging! It was based off the novel but why can’t we change it? I may just get rid of Starz now since it is gone.

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Linda October 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I can not believe the show is done! I really enjoyed this series and do not like how it was left!

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Donna October 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I hate you starz every time I love a show you cancel it well I am canceling starz I’m tierd paying a lot of money for bad tv.

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andre' pontiac October 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

please please please ~~~ make some more….

have watched it 20 times already… every time something new.

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Mary October 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I am greatly disappointed that there will not be a season 2. I loved the series and Philippa Gregory’s books.

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lisa October 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I would love to have next seasons ))
i totally loved the white queen !!
Please, come back

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Maria October 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

I would really love a follow up series, the white princess!!!!

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