Starz Orders ‘White Queen’ Sequel Series ‘White Princess’

Limited series will be based on Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name

Starz has given a greenlight to limited series “The White Princess,” a follow-up to the network’s earlier adaptation “The White Queen.”

The new series, like the first, will be based on Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name.

“‘The White Queen’ was a phenomenal performer at Starz, averaging 4.8 million multiplatform viewers per episode in the United States*,” Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director for Starz, said in a statement. “There is a dearth of programming that tells women’s stories and ‘The White Queen’ was embraced with great success by audiences worldwide. The passionate fanbase for Philippa Gregory’s historical novels are undeniable and we are confident ‘The White Princess’ will become the next must-see fandom drama series.”

“The White Princess” concludes the story of England’s War of the Roses and charts the rise of the House of Tudor through the tortuous marriage between Princess Elizabeth of York and King Henry Tudor. The year is 1485 and Princess Elizabeth, daughter of “The White Queen,” has been pledged in marriage to the newly anointed King Henry Tudor in hopes that it will bring peace to a war-torn country.

England is united, but their marriage is soon divided, as rumors circulate that Elizabeth’s long-lost brother Prince Richard is alive and planning to take the throne. Now she must choose between Tudor wife and York princess, between her new husband and the boy who claims to be her own blood and the true heir to the crown.

The original series starred Rebecca Ferguson, Janet McTeer, Amanda Hale and Faye Marsey. There’s no word yet on if any of the original cast members will return for the follow-up series.

“White Queen” showrunner Emma Frost returns to serve as showrunner and executive producer with Gregory serving as Executive Producer for “The White Princess.”

The eight-episode miniseries is currently in pre-production.