Final fall, Starz introduced a successor to its fashionable miniseries The White Princess. The brand new mission shall be referred to as The Spanish Princess, and it is going to be restricted collection based mostly on the books The Fixed Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory. In January, a trailer (up prime) was launched providing the primary sneak peek of the present.
Give it a watch, then maintain scrolling for every thing we all know thus far concerning the interval drama.
The miniseries will focus on a teenage Catherine of Aragon shortly after she arrives in England.
“She is Princess of Wales now, however when her husband Prince Arthur dies all of the sudden, the throne appears misplaced to Catherine,” reads an outline of the collection. “Till she claims her marriage was by no means consummated and that as a virgin she could set her sights on the brand new inheritor, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will someday rule as King Henry VIII.”
Showrunner Matthew Graham additional elaborated on the plot in a panel on the TCAs:
“When circumstances modified and the throne appeared to be out of her grip, she refused to consider that was God’s will. She needed to fulfill the future god had laid out for her…As writers we went together with the notion she believed this was the appropriate factor to do for the steadiness of Europe.”
In fact, it is an understatement to say that Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII’s relationship can be a tumultuous one, and would ultimately have repercussions not just for England, but in addition the way forward for the Catholic church, however a minimum of at first, they have been a “actual love match,” insists Charlotte Hope, who will play the Princess.
“Starz is dedicated to its ongoing programming technique to supply premium content material highlighting the untold tales of robust girls in historical past,” Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz mentioned in a press release.
“Now we have a passionate fanbase who embraces female-led tales like ‘The White Queen’ and ‘The White Princess’ and are excited to proceed with Catherine of Aragon’s story in ‘The Spanish Princess.'”
Emma Frost and Matthew Graham will function showrunners and govt producers for the mission, and the solid is a daily who’s who of interval dramas.
Charlotte Hope, from Sport of Thrones, will star as Catherine of Aragon, whereas Stephanie Levi-John will play her lady-in-waiting Lina de Cardonnes. Laura Carmichael a.ok.a Edith from Downton Abbey may also seem within the present as Prince Arthur’s guardian Margaret Pole. An animal actor named Ricky may also play the Princess’s parrot.
Laura Carmichael simply teased a brand new picture from the collection on Instagram.
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