Tue Jun 4

Starz has handed THE SPANISH PRINCESS a second run of eight episodes, with the Lionsgate broadcaster saying that will conclude the limited series telling the story of Catherine of Aragon. Stephanie Levi-John stars as Catherine’s lady-in-waiting ‘Lina de Cardonnes’.

This comes as The Spanish Princess premiered on May 5. The series is produced by Playground and All3 Media’s New Pictures and based on Philippa Gregory’s book The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse.

The Spanish Princess is the third in a trilogy that began with The White Queen, which was a co-production with the BBC, and The White Princess, which starred Jodie Comer. Neither of the previous series were handed additional episodes.

Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, The Spanish Princess is told from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.

Catherine of Aragon is the strong-willed young Princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her ladies-in-waiting Lina (Stephanie Levi-John) – a Spanish noble of African Iberian descent – and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa.When her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she devises an audacious plan and sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.

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