The first casting news has been revealed for Starz’s The Spanish Princess.
Based on The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by historical novelist Philippa Gregory, the upcoming mini-series is the follow-up to The White Queen and The White Princess.
English actress Charlotte Hope, best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and The Theory of Everything, will lead the cast as Catherine of Aragon.
Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII, having previously been married to Henry’s elder brother Arthur.
Variety reports: “When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of enemies both abroad and closer to home.
“Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, the story unfolds from the point of view of the women, which works to shed a light on a previously untold corner of history — including the lives of people of color that lived and worked in 16th century London.”
The White Queen is available now on DVD on Amazon.
The Spanish Princess is filming now and is expected to air in the US on Starz in 2019.