Starz today announced an expansion of the STARZ Original Limited Series The Spanish Princess with eight additional episodes that will bring the limited series and the story of Catherine of Aragon to conclusion. Emma Frost (STARZ Originals The White Queen and The White Princess, The Man in High Castle) and Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Electric Dreams, Doctor Who) will continue in their roles as showrunners and Executive Producers for The Spanish Princess Season 2.
Series stars Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor return in their roles as Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII, along with other key cast.
“We are thrilled to tell the next chapter of Catherine of Aragon’s story as she negotiates war, politics and marriage to the most dangerous King of England,” commented showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham. Adding, “As a company that always produces compelling and dynamic projects, Starz has been a great creative partner and we look forward to concluding Catherine’s journey with them.”
“Emma and Matthew have created an alluring portrait of one of the most familiar narratives in English history,” said Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch. “Viewers are intrigued by Catherine of Aragon’s story and this eight-episode conclusion will give us the opportunity to tell it in its entirety.”
The Spanish Princess continues the story of Queen Catherine and Henry VIII. Presiding over the most glamourous court in Europe and beloved by their people, together they create an England that is proud, confident and can withstand the threat of foreign wars. But when Catherine struggles to produce an heir, her marriage and her life are under threat, and her past comes back to haunt her. Despite proving herself a politician, a diplomat, a national inspiration and even a military commander, Catherine must battle to save her love and her King and protect her adopted country from chaos.
The Spanish Princess is the third installment following the Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries The White Queen and the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Limited Series The White Princess. Produced by Playground and All3 Media’s New Pictures, the Limited Series is drawn from the global best-selling novels, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, written by Philippa Gregory.
The Spanish Princess premiered on Sunday, May 5th on STARZ and its viewership has continually increased week over week.