Starzplay has today announced the air date and trailer for there latest offering delving into Philippa Gregory’s Tudor history ‘The Spanish Princess’.
Based on two of Gregory’s novels, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, the original series follow’s on from the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-nominated ‘The White Queen’.
The limited series returns to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, it is a vivid and captivating story told uniquely 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 (Charlotte Hope) 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 (Nadia Parkes). 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.
The series also stars Aaron Cobham as Spanish soldier Oviedo, Dame Harriet Walter as Margaret Beaufort, Laura Carmichael as Margaret ‘Maggie’ Pole, Ruairi O’Connor as King Henry, Alan McKenna as Richard Pole, Angus Imrie as Prince Arthur, Alexandra Moen as Queen Elizabeth, and Georgie Henley as Margaret ‘Meg’ Tudor.
‘The Spanish Princess’ will premiere Sunday, 5th May 2019 on STARZPLAY in the UK and Germany as well as on STARZ in the U.S.