Starz has given the green light for “The Spanish Princess,” an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s best-selling fictional history novels “The Constant Princess” and “The King’s Curse”. The project marks the next chapter in their original limited series following “The White Queen” and “The White Princess”.
In the new series, Catherine of Aragon is the beautiful teenaged princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court including her lady-in-waiting Lina – an African Moor.
She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.
Emma Frost and Matthew Graham will serve as showrunners and executive producers. Colin Callender, Scott Huff, a Charlie Pattinson and Charlie Hampton will also executive produce.