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Starz Scores "The White Queen" Series

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 4th 2012 12:13PM

Starz has picked up the ten-episode drama series "The White Queen" based on the historical novels by Philippa Gregory reports Deadline.

Set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century, the show will adapt three books from Gregory’s 'The Cousins War' series: "The White Queen," "The Red Queen" and "The Kingmaker’s Daughter".

The story examines the ongoing conflict for the throne through the eyes of three different yet equally driven women - Edward IV's secret commoner wife Elizabeth Woodville, her devout and fierce adversary (and Henry Tudor's mother) Margaret Beaufort, and the daughter of the master manipulator Lord Warwick.

Max Irons, Rebecca Ferguson, Faye Marsay, Amanda Hale, Aneurin Bernard, David Oakes, Juliet Aubrey, Eleanor Tomlinson, James Frain and Janet McTeer star. Colin Callender will serve as executive producer on the show which is slated to premiere next year.

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