The Spanish Princess is the latest limited-series creation by Starz from executive producer Emma Frost (The White Princess), and today we come bearing great news: Production is now officially underway!
Not only that, but we have some further news to pass along when it comes to the cast. Charlotte Hope of Game of Thrones has been cast in the title role of Catherine of Aragon, whereas Stephanie Levi-John of Top Boy and Youngers will play Lina de Cardonnes, described as her “lady-in-waiting” and confidante. We will potentially see at least some of this story told via their perspectives.
Check out some more information on the remainder of the cast via Starz below:
Promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur, played by Angus Imrie (“Hollow Crown,” “Kingdom”), Catherine is the source of curiosity, resentment and suspicion among her new family; the formidable Margaret Beaufort played by Dame Harriet Walter (“The Crown,” “Call the Midwife”), Laura Carmichael (“Downton Abbey,” “Marcella”) as Arthur’s guardian Margaret (“Maggie”) Pole, Ruairi O’Connor (“Delicious”) in the role of Arthur’s charismatic brother Prince Harry (who will become King Henry VIII), alongside his sister Margaret (“Meg”) Tudor played by Georgie Henley (The Narnia franchise, The Sisterhood of the Night) with Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”) as King Henry Tudor and Alexandra Moen (“Fortitude,” “Dickensian”) as Queen Elizabeth. Philip Cumbus (“Girlfriends,” “The Importance of Being Earnest”) is Thomas Wolsey. When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of enemies both abroad and closer to home.
Also joining the cast are newcomer Nadia Parkes as Rosa, lady-in-waiting to Catherine; Aaron Cobham (“Cold Feet,” “Coronation Street”) as a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo; Alan McKenna (“Save Me,” The Hitman’s Bodyguard) as Tudor noble Richard Pole; Richard Pepper (“The Same Sky”) as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire; Olly Rix (“Of Kings and Prophets”) as Edward Stafford; and Jordan Renzo (“Class”) as Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, “Doctor Foster”) plays De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Alicia Borrachero (“Morocco: Love in Times of War”).
With production taking place now our hope is to see The Spanish Princess debut at some point in 2019. Starz and Frost have shown a knack for delivering fantastic historical drama, and this story should especially be compelling in fleshing out the era leading eventually to Catherine marrying Henry VIII. That is a story that has been documented already in some other series, though we also wouldn’t mind a new version of that, either. This is a great cast as a whole and we’re excited to cover it more as we see the next phase of the journey begin.
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