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. Shantina says

    It’s a disturbing thought that there is no season two of the white queen I loved season one and I look forward to season two and its time for season two I miss this show very much and I don’t want it not to air because it wouldn’t make sense to air season and stop there keep the story going its very popular.

  2. says

    Such a great show,
    I hope this is a hoax, I am very much looking forward to seeing what unfolds
    I got stars on demand to watch this show!

  3. Mmckcole says

    Such an amazing production and story. How could they not continue!!?? I’m literally deeply disappointed way more than I should be over a TV series. It was truly one of my all time favorites!! BRING IT BACK!!! Don’t leave us hanging on the fate of the characters we have grown so invested in!

  4. Beverly says

    I was so taken by the first season of The White Queen that I watch all ten episodes in 2 days.
    The storyline was so captivating and Rebecca Ferguson was a beautiful Queen Elizabeth.
    I suppose I could watch The Tudors on Showtime, but the storyline picks up with Henry VIII. Plus it is a different network and different actors.
    Please give the fans of this show another season of excitement.

  5. Anonymous says

    I was hooked from the first episode I watched. I watched all ten episodes on one weekend.
    I would love to see more from these characters.
    To find out more about Henry Tudor’s reign, I suppose I will need to watch The Tudors on Showtime (even though it starts with the next generation).
    Please bring The White Queen back for another season. The story is fascinating.

  6. susan says

    I am so upset! This was my favorite TV show. I love the historical shows that show this time period. I was completely captivated and fascinated – as were many of my friends.
    Please bring it back!!!

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