Starz Plans White Queen Follow-Up


BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has greenlit The White Princess, a follow-up to its miniseries The White Queen.

Adapted from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins’ War book series, The White Princess tells the story of England’s War of the Roses from the perspective of the women. The eight-episode limited drama is currently in preproduction. Emma Frost (The White Queen) returns to serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Gregory also serving as executive producer for The White Princess. Company Pictures is producing.

The White Queen was a phenomenal performer at Starz, averaging 4.8 million multiplatform viewers per episode in the United States,” said Carmi Zlotnik, the managing director for Starz. “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.”