The Spanish Princess Season 2 Begins Filming with Ray Stevenson Joining the Cast

The Spanish Princess Season 2
Ruairi O’Connor and Charlotte Hope on the set of ‘The Spanish Princess’ season 2 (Photo Credit: Starz)

Filming is now underway on Starz’s The Spanish Princess season two, with shooting taking place on location and at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, UK. Starz announced the beginning of production and confirmed new and returning cast members.

Returning cast members include Charlotte Hope (The English Game, Game of Thrones) as Catherine of Aragon and Ruairi O’Connor (Delicious, Teen Spirit) as King Henry VIII. Stephanie Levi-John (Diversion, Striking Out) is back as Catherine’s trusted confidante Lina de Cardonnes and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy) reprises her role as Henry’s younger sister, Queen of Scotland Margaret (“Meg”) Tudor. Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) returns as Margaret (“Maggie”) Pole.

Joining the limited series for the second season are Ray Stevenson (Rome, Black Sails) as Meg’s boorish husband, King James IV of Scotland and Sai Bennett (Mr. Selfridge) as Henry and Meg’s sister Princess Mary, now of age to forge a political alliance for the Tudors through her own marriage. Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch) plays upwardly mobile Sir Thomas More and Peter Egan (Downton Abbey) plays Tudor stalwart General Howard.

The second (and final) season of the period drama will consist of eight one-hour episodes. The series is based on the bestselling books The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory.

Emma Frost (The White Queen, The White Princess) and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars) return as showrunners and executive producers. Chanya Button (World on Fire, Vita & Virginia), Lisa Clarke (The Spanish Princess, Sanditon), and Rebecca Gatward (Dublin Murders, Traces) are directing.

The Spanish Princess Details:

The Spanish Princess continues the story of Queen Catherine and Henry VIII. Presiding over the most glamorous court in Europe and beloved by their people, together they create an England that is proud, confident and strong enough to withstand threat from abroad. Catherine’s struggle to produce an heir places her marriage and position in the court at risk, and she is haunted by her choices from the past. Despite proving herself a politician, a diplomat, a national inspiration and even a military commander, Catherine must battle to save her love with the King, and to preserve the peace and prosperity of their reign.