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The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess

  • Premiered: 
    May 5, 2019
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  • Network: Starz
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the books (The Constant Princess; The King's Curse) by Philippa Gregory 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: royalty

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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

THE SPANISH PRINCESS is a scripted drama series that tells the story of Catherine of Aragon from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color in 16th century London. Catherine of Aragon is the Princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne all her life, in a marriage contract intended to forge an alliance between the two nations. She arrives in a rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court, including her ladies-in-waiting: Lina, a Spanish noble of African Iberian descent, and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa. When her new husband, Prince Arthur, dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she sets her sights on the new heir, Prince Harry, who will one day be King Henry VIII. "Catherine of Aragon has generally been depicted negatively, as an unwanted and burdensome wife, so this story of her early years as a strong, driven young woman and shrewd political player is a fresh and untold tale. We are also especially pleased to be able to bring into the light the inspiring story of people of color in early Tudor England," said showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew Graham.

Season 2 of THE SPANISH PRINCESS premiered on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT on Starz. The second season continues the story of Queen Catherine and Henry VIII. Presiding over the most glamorous court in Europe and beloved by their people, together they create an England that is proud, confident and strong enough to withstand threat from abroad. Catherine's struggle to produce an heir places her marriage and position in the court at risk, and she is haunted by her choices from the past. Despite proving herself a politician, a diplomat, a national inspiration and even a military commander, Catherine must battle to save her love with the King, and to preserve the peace and prosperity of their reign. New cast members include: Ray Stevenson as Meg's boorish husband, King James IV of Scotland; Sai Bennett as Henry and Meg's sister Princess Mary, now of age to forge a political alliance for the Tudors through her own marriage; Andrew Buchan as the upwardly mobile Sir Thomas More; and Peter Egan as Tudor stalwart General Howard. These finale eight episodes feature a three female director lineup, beginning with Chanya Button in the first block, followed by Lisa Clarke and Rebecca Gatward.
On Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, Starz premiered the Season 2 finale of THE SPANISH PRINCESS. In the 65-minute season ender, "Peace," Henry descends into madness, and the stakes have never been higher for Catherine as her husband has become a threat to her life.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Playground Entertainment
  • Produced by New Pictures


  • - London UK