The BBC’s most recent period drama series The White Queen (a co-production with US premium cable network Starz!) will premiere this Sunday June 16th at 9pm on BBC1 and stars SIMON GINTY and FREYA MAVOR.
Based on the The Cousin’s War series of novels by Phillipa Gregory and developed for TV by Emma Frost, The White Queen is set in 1464, during the height of the War of the Roses, and tells the story of the women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne. The House of York’s young and devilishly handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker”. But when Edward falls in love and secretly marries a beautiful young widow, the commoner Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan for control over the English throne comes crashing down around him. Frustrated by the new Queen’s influence he will stop at nothing to maintain his grip on the King.
SIMON plays John Woodville and FREYA plays Princess Elizabeth of York in the ten-part drama series, which also stars Max Irons, James Frain, Rebecca Ferguson, Janet McTeer and Amanda Hale. Here’s the trailer: