Philippa Gregory adaptation The White Queen lands sequel series The White Princess

US network Starz has greenlit the next instalment in the historical tale - but will UK viewers get to see it?


Following a number of royal rumblings, US TV network Starz has announced that it is definitely making a sequel to historical drama The White Queen.


The White Princess will follow the events of the 2013 series, which was based on the novels by best-selling author Philippa Gregory.

The eight-episode run will take us right through to the end of the War of the Roses, says Entertainment Weekly, to tell the tale of the rise of the House of Tudor via the tumultuous marriage between Princess Elizabeth of York and King Henry Tudor.

Freya Mavor and Michael Marcus played the duo in the original series but it’s not clear if they’ll be back to take on the roles again. We do know author Gregory is keen to get Rebecca Ferguson’s Elizabeth Woodville back on screen, though.

“A lot of the actors will return to reprise their roles. Hopefully we’ll have Rebecca Ferguson back as a little-bit-older queen. I’m really pleased. I think it’s going to be really beautiful,” Gregory told last August, when she revealed she was waiting on scripts for a prospective series.


Will the show be back on the BBC, though? That is the question. has asked, and we’ll let you know when we get an answer.