Even 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?
They need to continue the white queen so sad they thought they needed to discontinue it. It was a great show.
Uhhh, watched the White Queen, so disappointed that they are not going to make more of the series.
DUH ???? The White Queen is a true story…but maybe we can turn back time and rewrite history for you all !!!!!
Just binge watched the White Queen series and am devastated it ended after one season. There is so much history that could have been told for many seasons. Beautifully filmed with excellent actors.
I’ve just finished watching The White Queen Season 1 and I absolutely loved it! Such a quality line up of actors & beautifully shot & directed. Series in this genre are thin on the ground so I don’t understand why they’re not doing a second season. Very disappointing.
Very disappointing. It left audiences on a hanger.
I was really hoping for season two. Don’t tease us with these shorts series. Very disappointing. I would have never watched this season. I hate wishing for more.
I am disappointed that there is only one season of The White Queen. There is certainly plenty of history to continue what was done so well in this series!!
Really disappointed there will be no second series of the White Queen is a brilliant series and sooo much more could be continued with it – please let there be a second series
Sucks that there won’t be a second season. Terrific show, great acting very interesting story. So typical of the Internet to have this happen not the first show to be discontinued.
I loved watching this series of “The white queen” & I’m so disappointed there will be no season 2.
Such a great story and there’s so much left to tell! Why stop now when it was going so well?! So disappointed.
I’m soo disappointed. As its a great series and should continue for this difficult time, with covid 19 effecting everyone.
We want a Season 2