Starz has announced that production has commenced on upcoming limited series The Spanish Princess.
Based on best-selling Philippa Gregory novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, with Emma Frost (The White Princess, The White Queen) and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars) acting as showrunners, The Spanish Princess tells the story of Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), promised in marriage to the future King of England Arthur (Angus Imrie). Headed into a situation already rife with tension, as her new family is festering with suspicion of her motivations and resentment toward her newfound status, Catherine is forced into survival mode once Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding.
The Spanish Princess follows fellow Starz limited series The White Queen and The White Princess in telling historical stories about and from the point of view of the women who lived it. With the help of an all-female directing team a’la Queen Sugar, the series sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.
In addition to Hope and Imrie, The Spanish Princess stars Dame Harriet Walter (The Crown), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Ruairi O’Connor (Delicious), and Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), among others.
The Spanish Princess will likely premiere sometime in 2019 on Starz.