Starz Looks to 15th Century England for its Next Series
HitFix is reporting that premium cable network Starz has ordered to series a new show set in 15th century England, titled The White Queen. Based on The Cousins War series of books by Philippa Gregory, The White Queen will take place during the War of the Roses and will “explore some of the women at the heart of the 30 year fight for the throne that began in 1455.”
Casting for the series has already taken place, with many of the series regulars already chosen. The current cast includes Max Irons as Edward IV, James Frain as Lord Warwick, Faye Marsay as his younger daughter, Rebecca Ferguson as Elizabeth Woodville, and Janet McTeer as her mother. Colin Callender, who has also been attached to a Dracula series, will Executive Produce.
The series has been given a ten episode order to air on Starz sometime in 2013.