The Spanish Princess will continue to reign. Deadline reports Starz has ordered a “second run” for the TV show to wrap up the series.
A follow-up to The White Princess, the historical drama centers on Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), the first wife of England’s King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor). The cast also includes Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Georgie Henley, and Elliot Cowan.
Starz has ordered eight additional episodes for The Spanish Princess, which premiered in early May. The first season of eight episodes will run through June 23rd.
From showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham:
We are thrilled to tell the next chapter of Catherine of Aragon’s story as she negotiates war, politics and marriage to the most dangerous King of England. As a company that always produces compelling and dynamic projects, Starz has been a great creative partner and we look forward to concluding Catherine’s journey with them.”
Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch added, “Emma and Matthew have created an alluring portrait of one of the most familiar narratives in English history. Viewers are intrigued by Catherine of Aragon’s story and this eight-episode conclusion will give us the opportunity to tell it in its entirety.”
What do you think? Are you watching The Spanish Princess? Are you glad it’s coming back for a second round?