Tonight is the premiere of The White Princess on Starz. The show is based on Philippa Gregory’s 2013 novel of the same name, and will serve as a sequel to The White Queen. The show will run for eight episodes, and follows the union of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII. Collider sums it up by saying, “The White Princess is a follow-up to 2013’s The White Queen, and recounts the conclusion of the Wars of the Roses, where the houses of York and Tudor are joined together through Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) of York, played by Jodie Comer, and King Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy). The series also delves into the machinations of the young couple’s murderous mothers, the Dowager Queen Elizabeth (Essie Davis) and Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley), as they struggle to regain or keep their power.”
In a recent interview with Collider, Executive Producer Emma Frost was asked how the book diverges from, and informs, the miniseries. She said, “… we have Elizabeth, Lizzie, Maggie, we have the Duchess of Burgundy, who is referred to in the novel but you don’t actually meet in the novel. Michelle, obviously, as Margaret, who is just wonderful. The whole show is driven by the female point of view. There are almost no scenes with just men. There’s only a scene with only men when it’s absolutely essential to the storytelling. But count them, you’ll probably find less than ten, across the show? Across eight hours? Yeah.”
Read on for details on when and where to watch the show tonight.
DATE: Sunday, April 16, 2017
TIME: 8pm ET/PT
DURATION: Each episode runs 1 hour
TV CHANNEL: Starz – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel Starz is in your area.
SYNOPSIS: Series premiere of a sequel to “The White Queen” chronicles the power grab among the women vying for the English throne.