Starz officially announced they have committed to the new limited series, The Spanish Princess. The network has greenlit the period drama which continues the stories that unfolded in Starz’ The White Queen and The White Princess. The Spanish Princess is based on Philippa Gregory’s The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.
The White Queen and The White Princess‘ Emma Frost and Life on Mars‘ Matthew Graham are confirmed as showrunners and executive producers. Playgrounds’ Colin Callender (The White Queen, The Dresser, Wolf Hall) and Scott Huff (Howards End, The White Princess, The Missing) are also executive producing along with All3 Media’s New Pictures’ Charlie Pattinson (The White Queen, Requiem, The Missing 1 & 2) and Charlie Hampton (Shameless, Wild at Heart, Inspector George Gently).
“Starz is committed to its ongoing programming strategy to provide premium content highlighting the untold stories of strong women in history,” stated Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz. “We have a passionate fanbase who embraces female-led stories like The White Queen and The White Princess and are excited to continue with Catherine of Aragon’s story in The Spanish Princess.”
Starz has not announced any casting or set a premiere date for The Spanish Princess.
The Plot: The Spanish Princess is a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.
Catherine of Aragon is the beautiful teenaged princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her lady-in-waiting Lina – an African Moor. She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.