Remember our fave, The White Queen and how much we loved our other main bae: Max Irons? Well, “The White Princess” picks up three days after the conclusion of “The White Queen,” as a new generation ascends to the throne in a tale of power, political divides, family, love, and betrayal. “The White Princess” is a gripping historical drama uniquely told from the perspective of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne: Lizzie (Jodie Comer), Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley) and Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis).
The story begins as one of England’s most politically turbulent times – The War of the Roses – is coming to an end. An uneasy peace is achieved when former King Richard III is defeated at the Battle of Bosworth, and the victor, Henry Tudor, soon-to-be King Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy), is married to Lizzie – a princess from a rival house and Richard III’s former lover.
“Hidden and patient… that will be my motto.” Elizabeth or Lizzie (as they call her) is clearly a “nevertheless, she persisted” type of woman. Along with her own mother played by Essie Davis and her husband King Henry’s mother, played by Michelle Fairley, this has been called a “feminist’s answer to Game of Thrones.” I just call it the Women’s March on England.
If you’re into costumed drama, political game playing and War of the Roses storylines, then your dance card in April is now full.
Here’s what you need to know about The White Princess:
- The White Princess is based on Phillipa Gregory’s novels
- Henry is played by the nicest fellow called Jacob Collins-Levy – think Sam Heughan meets a comic book nerd (more on this later)
- Elizabeth/Lizzie is played by Jodie Comer, you might remember her from My Mad Fat Diary and she is a dream!
- Henry’s mother is the biggest badass of all: Michelle Fairley (you might remember her as Catelyn Stark in Game of Thrones)
- The SETS! The COSTUMES!
- I was invited to the set of The White Princess during filming and we’ll have more on that SOON! I’m pretty excited to share our trip to Bristol (plus more on Outlander at a later date)
- This key art tho:
The White Princess premieres on Starz, April 16th.