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Starz greenlights ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ from London’s The Forge

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Young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss.

Us cable and streaming company Starz has given a green light to Becoming Elizabeth, a drama series about the young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss and produced by London-based The Forge.

Reiss will be lead writer on the eight-episode series – telling the story of Elizabeth Tudor before she came to the throne – and work with an all-female writing team including Emily Ballou, Anna Jordan and Suhayla El-Bushra.

Reiss will also be an executive producer, along with The Forge’s George Ormond and George Faber, who previously served as
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‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes

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‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes
Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan and Peter Egan have joined the cast of Starz’s The Spanish Princess, as production begins on the final eight episodes of the limited series. Shooting takes place on location and in The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol, UK.

They join returning leads Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor reprising their roles as the ruling couple Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. Other key cast also returning are Stephanie Levi-John, Georgie Henley and Laura Carmichael.

Stevenson will play Meg’s boorish husband, King James IV of Scotland. Bennett portrays Henry and Meg’s sister Princess Mary, now of age to forge a political alliance for the Tudors through her own marriage. Buchan joins as the upwardly mobile Sir Thomas More and Egan will play Tudor stalwart General Howard.
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‘The Spanish Princess’ Bosses Talk Telling Catherine of Aragon’s Story Through the Modern Lens

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‘The Spanish Princess’ Bosses Talk Telling Catherine of Aragon’s Story Through the Modern Lens
Following in the vein of “The White Queen” and “The White Princess” before it, Starz limited series “The Spanish Princess” is inspired by Philippa Gregory’s novels. The story follows Catherine of Aragon, who arrives in England in the 1600s betrothed to Prince Arthur, then encounters his father, Henry VII. In adapting the story for the modern audience, let alone the modern medium of television, showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham set their sights on being true to the cultural diversity recent research has revealed, while giving Catherine more “agency” than might have been allowed at the time.

Restoring the Royal Court

“History is the tale of the victors,” Frost says, and because of that, “history books are written by those in power, who were white men.” But, Graham adds, even a “cursory Google search” now proves there is a much richer history that has been whitewashed out of such books.
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Charlotte Hope (‘The Spanish Princess’) on exploring the unraveling of Catherine of Aragon [Excusive Video Interview]

“It was really fascinating to me to explore the kind of unraveling of a woman,” reveals Charlote Hope about her lead role in the Starz limited series “The Spanish Princess.” “It is pretty exciting to discover a version of someone that you know the later version of them but not the beginning. I felt like I had a pretty free reign to do what I wanted,” the actress explains. Watch our exclusive video interview with Hope above.

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In “The Spanish Princess,” Hope plays prominent historical figure Catherine of Aragon, who eventually marries King Henry VIII to become the Queen of England during the 16th century. Adapted from the Philippa Gregory novels “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse,” it is the anticipated sequel to the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated “The White Queen” (2013) and “The White Princess
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The Spanish Princess

Network: Starz.

Episodes: 16 (hour).

Seasons: Two.

TV show dates: May 5, 2019 — present.

Series status: Ending.

Performers include: Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Ruairi O’Connor, Georgie Henley, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen, Philip Cumbus, Nadia Parkes, Aaron Cobham, Alan McKenna, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix, Jordan Renzo, Daniel Cerqueira, and Alicia Borrachero.

TV show description:

From Emma Frost and Matthew Graham, The Spanish Princess TV show is a historical drama which unfolds in the 16th century. The series is based on the novels The Constant Princess and The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory and centers on Catherine of Aragon (Hope), the first wife of England's King Henry VIII (O'Connor). It is a sequel of sorts to The White
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The Spanish Princess: Is the Starz TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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What has become of Catherine of Aragon? Is The Spanish Princess TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on Starz? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Spanish Princess, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

A Starz historical drama from Emma Frost and Matthew Graham, The Spanish Princess stars Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Ruairi O’Connor, Georgie Henley, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen, Philip Cumbus, Nadia Parkes, Aaron Cobham, Alan McKenna, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix, Jordan Renzo, Daniel Cerqueira, and Alicia Borrachero.

Based on The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory, the series centers on Catherine of
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The Spanish Princess: Season One Ratings

Starz has had some ratings success adapting the novels of Philippa Gregory as limited TV series. The premium cable's newest such offering is The Spanish Princess TV show, based on The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse. Does this sort-of-sequel to The White Princess (itself a follow-up to The White Queen) have what it takes to woo back its viewers? Although it seems intended as a mini-series, will it prove such crown jewel that it returns for another round? Will The Spanish Princess be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A Starz historical drama from Emma Frost and Matthew Graham, The Spanish Princess stars Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, Angus Imrie, Harriet Walter, Laura Carmichael, Ruairi O’Connor, Georgie Henley, Elliot Cowan, Alexandra Moen, Philip Cumbus, Nadia Parkes, Aaron Cobham, Alan McKenna, Richard Pepper, Olly Rix, Jordan Renzo, Daniel Cerqueira, and Alicia Borrachero. The
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Long live the queen! Starz’s ‘The Spanish Princess’ is a lavish spectacle for the senses

Long live the queen! Starz’s ‘The Spanish Princess’ is a lavish spectacle for the senses
Emmy voters need to watch, and bow, to “The Spanish Princess.” Half way through its six episode run, the Starz limited series has been ticking all the right boxes. Visually sumptuous sets and costumes? Check. Cinematography and music to die for? Check. A new take on an old classic, driven by a predominantly female team, where the often forgotten women of Henry VIII‘s Tudor court are spotlighted? Check. A confidently endearing lead performance by relative newcomer Charlotte Hope? Check.

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In “The Spanish Princess,” Hope plays Catherine of Aragon, who eventually marries King Henry VIII to become the queen of England during the 16th century. Adapted from the Philippa Gregory novels “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse,” it is the anticipated sequel to anthology dramas “The White Queen” (2013) and “The White Princess” (2017).

The Tudors
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‘The Spanish Princess’ Limited Series Gets Eight More Episodes at Starz

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‘The Spanish Princess’ Limited Series Gets Eight More Episodes at Starz
Limited series “The Spanish Princess” has been renewed for a second season by Starz.

Stars Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor will return in their respective roles as Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII, “along with other key cast,” for the additional eight-episode run of the drama. Executive producers/showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham are also returning.

Premiering last month, “The Spanish Princess” is the third installment in a trilogy of limited series that began with “The White Queen,” followed by “The White Princess.”

Per Starz, “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 can withstand the threat of foreign wars. But when Catherine struggles to produce an heir, her marriage and her life are under threat, and her past comes back to haunt her.
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Starz Hands ‘The Spanish Princess’ Additional Eight-Episode Order To End Catherine Of Aragon’s Story

Starz has handed The Spanish Princess a second run of eight episodes, with the Lionsgate broadcaster saying Monday that will bring to an end the limited series telling the story of Catherine of Aragon.

Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor return in their roles as Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII, respectively, while showrunners and exec producers Emma Frost and Matthew Graham will also remain in their roles.

This comes as The Spanish Princess premiered on May 5. The series is produced by Playground and All3 Media’s New Pictures and based on Philippa Gregory’s book The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.

The Spanish Princess is the third in a trilogy that began with The White Queen, which was a co-production with the BBC, and The White Princess, which starred Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. Neither of the previous series were handed additional episodes.

Although there are currently
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Starz Expands ‘The Spanish Princess’ With Eight More Episodes

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Starz Expands ‘The Spanish Princess’ With Eight More Episodes
The Spanish Princess” is coming back for more.

Starz has announced its is expanding the limited series with an order for eight additional episodes to close out the story of Catherine of Aragon. The series, based on a pair of historical novels by Philippa Gregory, is currently five episodes into its run.

The Spanish Princess” follows Catherine (Charlotte Hope), the beautiful teenaged princess who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in England with her 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 (Ruairi O’Connor) who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.

Showrunners and
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"The Spanish Princess: An Audacious Plan"

Take a look at "The Spanish Princess" episode "An Audacious Plan", adapting author Philippa Gregory's historical novels "The Constant Princess" and "The King’s Curse", airing May 19, 2019 on Starz:

"...in the beginning, 'Catherine of Aragon', the teenaged princess of Spain was promised the 'English' throne since she was a child.

"Arriving in England with her court including her lady-in-waiting 'Lina', Catherine is now 'Princess of Wales'.

"But when her husband 'Prince Arthur' dies, the throne seems lost, until Catherine claims her marriage was never 'consummated' and that as a virgin she may set her sights on 'Prince Harry', the future 'King Henry VIII'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Spanish Princess: An Audacious Plan"...
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Laura Carmichael on ‘The Spanish Princess’ and the ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie

From the novels of Philippa Gregory, the Starz drama series The Spanish Princess follows Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), the 17-year old promised in marriage to the English Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), in an arrangement meant to form an alliance between the two nations. When her husband dies suddenly, the throne that she’s been promised since she was a child seems lost, until she sets her sights on Prince Harry (Ruairi O’Connor), who will one day become King Henry VIII. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actress Laura Carmichael (who plays Maggie Pole, the aunt …
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Women Reign in Front of and Behind the Camera on ‘The Spanish Princess’

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“The Spanish Princess,” which premiered May 5, rounds out the Starz miniseries triptych that began in 2013 with “The White Queen” and continued four years later with “The White Princess.” The latest seven episodes revolve around Spain’s Catherine of Aragon, played by Charlotte Hope, in line to receive the highly contested throne of England in the 16th century. The stories are adapted from Philippa Gregory’s “The Cousins’ War” series.

Emma Frost served as writer on “White Queen” and showrunner on “White Princess” and, with Matthew Graham, is showrunner again on “Spanish Princess.” Just as the action draws heavily on alliances among women, a similar dynamic reigned behind the scenes when making the miniseries.

“We had a very conscious desire both politically and creatively to prioritize looking at the work of women [when we were crewing up],” says Frost. “Though we’d ultimately hire whoever was best for the job, with this show we were into
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‘The Spanish Princess’ Review: Political Intrigue in the Tudor Court Is a Beautiful, Dangerous Game

In three historical anthologies — The White Queen, The White Princess, and now The Spanish PrincessStarz has explored the lives of overlooked women in positions of power. The series has only gotten stronger with each new installment, linking together an important lineage of women who created their own agency within the constructs and traditions of the English throne, and changed history because of it. The series, each based on a variety of books written by Philippa Gregory, has also increasingly included outside materials to help contextualize the era and these fascinating women. Some liberties are taken for dramatic purposes, but …
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May TV Premieres: 14 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

May TV Premieres: 14 New Shows to Look Out for This Month
Congratulations! We made it through the first third of 2019. Now, like a garden born from the ashes left by a fire-breathing beast flying through an arbitrarily placed cloud, there are plenty of new shows looking to take their share of TV headlines.

Per tradition, we’ve collected some of the more notable series premieres for the month of May, stretching across cable, broadcast, and streaming. A good number listed below are also limited series, set to close out before we get too far into summer, so enjoy them while you can.

(We do this roundup of new shows pretty much every month — if you missed any of those previous picks, here are some notable TV premieres from February, March, and April.)

The Spanish Princess

After a pair of previous limited series rooted in 15th century Tudor history, this latest Starz outing looks at Catherine of Aragon and the union between two empires.
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TV Review: Starz’s ‘The Spanish Princess’

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With sumptuous costumes and a cast including a couple of familiar and beloved costume-drama players, Starz’s “The Spanish Princess,” about the travails of Catherine of Aragon, seems designed to appeal to lovers of broadly drawn historical romance. And yet it’s hard to imagine anyone outside the core constituency for royals and the games they play finding much of interest in “The Spanish Princess”: Baroque in its attention to detail, but telling its version of history strictly for the fandom.

Part of the problem — one that grows increasingly difficult to look past, even despite all the finery on display — is the character at the show’s center. Catherine, who arrives in England as a teenager in order to cement an alliance between the besieged kingdom and her native Spain, is a cipher throughout. Charlotte Hope, the English actress playing Catherine, is saddled both with an unwieldy accent and
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"The Spanish Princess"

Sneak Peek "The Spanish Princess", sequel to the Starz mini-series "The White Queen" and "The White Princess", adapting author Philippa Gregory's historical novels "The Constant Princess" and "The King’s Curse", airing May 5, 2019 on Starz:

"...'Catherine of Aragon', the teenaged princess of Spain was promised the 'English' throne since she was a child.

"Arriving in England with her court including her lady-in-waiting 'Lina', Catherine is now 'Princess of Wales'.

"But when her husband 'Prince Arthur' dies, the throne seems lost, until Catherine claims her marriage was never 'consummated' and that as a virgin she may set her sights on 'Prince Harry', the future 'King Henry VIII'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Spanish Princess"...
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Allison Pataki’s Empress Elisabeth of Austria Novels Being Developed as Series

Heads up, fans of “Victoria,” “The Crown,” and Starz’s Philippa Gregory series: another show about a trailblazing female monarch is on the way. Deadline confirms that Allison Pataki’s best-selling novels about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, “The Accidental Empress” and “Sisi: Empress on Her Own,” are being developed for television. Picture Perfect Federation and Federation Entertainment acquired rights to the...
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If You Love Villanelle in Killing Eve, Here's Where Else You Can Watch Jodie Comer

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If You Love Villanelle in Killing Eve, Here's Where Else You Can Watch Jodie Comer
Sandra Oh is a bona-fide goddess in our book, first charming us with her unforgettable part as Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy, then bringing a nuanced performance to the title character on Killing Eve. But her new show wouldn't be what it is without the "killing" part, of course. Besides Oh, we've also fallen deeply in love with her colead Jodie Comer, the actress who's been bringing an insatiable sexy murderess energy to the antagonist Villanelle.

The 26-year-old Liverpool native landed her first gig on a BBC 4 Radio play, where professional actors encouraged her to pursue her craft. Her small-screen career kicked off when she picked up a small part in the British hospital soap opera The Royal Today. Since this modest role, the actress has become a known name on British television.

According to an interview with Donna Ida, Comer considers her breakthrough role that of Chloe Gemell in My Mad Fat Diary.
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