Beverly Hills, Calif. – Starz announced that the company has greenlit The White Princess, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original miniseries event The White Queen, from Company Pictures. Adapted from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins’ War book series, The White Princess tells the story of England’s War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. The 8-episode limited series drama is currently in pre-production.
Acclaimed writer Emma Frost (The White Queen, The Man in the High Castle, Shameless) returns to serve as Showrunner and Executive Producer with Gregory serving as Executive Producer for The White Princess.
Lachlan MacKinnon (Burton and Taylor) will serve as Producer for the series. Playground’s Colin Callender (The White Queen, The Dresser, The Missing, Wolf Hall) will serve as Executive Producer with Company Pictures’ Michele Buck (Parades End, Sex Traffic, Horn blower).
The White Princess concludes the story of England’s War of the Roses and charts the rise of the House of Tudor through the tortuous marriage between Princess Elizabeth of York and King Henry Tudor. The year is 1485 and Princess Elizabeth, daughter of The White Queen, has been pledged in marriage to the newly anointed King Henry Tudor in hopes that it will bring peace to a war-torn country. England is united, but their marriage is soon divided, as rumors circulate that Elizabeth’s long-lost brother Prince Richard is alive and planning to take the throne. Now she must choose between Tudor wife and York princess, between her new husband and the boy who claims to be her own blood and the true heir to the crown.