[03/07/19 - 10:03 AM] Video: Starz Releases Official Trailer for "The Spanish Princess" and Announces May 5th Global Premiere Date "The Spanish Princess" is a vivid and captivating story told uniquely 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, living and working in 16th century London.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ RELEASES OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR "THE SPANISH PRINCESS" AND ANNOUNCES MAY 5TH GLOBAL PREMIERE DATE
Follow up to the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominated
STARZ Original Miniseries "The White Queen" and the Acclaimed
STARZ Original Limited Series "The White Princess"
Santa Monica, Calif. - March 7, 2019 - Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced that the STARZ Original Limited Series "The Spanish Princess" will premiere Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 8PM ET/ PT on STARZ in the U.S. and on the STARZPLAY platform in the U.K. and Germany. Additionally, STARZ today released the official trailer of "The Spanish Princess," the third installment following the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) award-nominated STARZ Original Miniseries "The White Queen" and the critically acclaimed STARZ Original Limited Series "The White Princess." Produced by Playground and All3 Media's New Pictures, the Limited Series is drawn from the global best-selling novels, The Constant Princess and The King's Curse, written by Philippa Gregory.
"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.
About "The Spanish Princess"
Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, "The Spanish Princess" is a vivid and captivating story told uniquely 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, living and working in 16th century London.
Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) is the strong-willed young Princess of Spain, who has been 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 ladies-in-waiting Lina (Stephanie Levi-John) - a Spanish noble of African Iberian descent - and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa (Nadia Parkes). When her husband Prince Arthur dies suddenly, the throne seems lost to Catherine until she devises an audacious plan and sets her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry who will one day rule as King Henry VIII.
"The Spanish Princess" also stars Aaron Cobham ("Cold Feet," Coronation Street") as Spanish soldier Oviedo, Dame Harriet Walter ("The Crown," "Call the Midwife") as Margaret Beaufort, Laura Carmichael ("Downton Abbey," "Marcella") as Margaret 'Maggie' Pole, Ruairi O'Connor ("Delicious") as Harry (who will become King Henry VIII), Elliot Cowan ("Da Vinci's Demons") as King Henry, Alan McKenna ("Save Me," The Hitman's Bodyguard) as Richard Pole, Angus Imrie (The Kid Who Would Be King, "Kingdom") as Prince Arthur, Alexandra Moen ("Fortitude," "Dickensian") as Queen Elizabeth, and Georgie Henley (The Narnia franchise, The Sisterhood of the Night) as Margaret 'Meg' Tudor.
Acclaimed writer Emma Frost (STARZ Originals "The White Queen" and "The White Princess," "The Man in High Castle") and Matthew Graham ("Life on Mars," "Electric Dreams," "Dr. Who") serve as showrunners and executive producers. Executive producing with Frost and Graham are Colin Callender ("The White Queen," "The Dresser," "Wolf Hall") and Scott Huff ("Howards End," "The White Princess," "The Missing") from Playground and Charlie Pattinson ("The White Queen," "Requiem," "The Missing 1 & 2") and Charlie Hampton ("Shameless," "Wild at Heart," "Inspector George Gently") from All3 Media's New Pictures.
Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV and SVOD rights to the series. Lionsgate retains all international and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights.
Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly-rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 10,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.
Playground is a New York and London based television, film and theatre production company founded in 2012 by award-winning producer Colin Callender. It is committed to producing smart, entertaining drama for the screen and the stage bringing together the finest US and UK talent from the worlds of theatre, film, and television.
Playground has produced over 65 hours of primetime television drama garnering 15 Emmy nominations, 22 BAFTA nominations, and 12 Golden Globe nominations, including winning a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries.
Recent productions include Wolf Hall, the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning miniseries starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy for the BBC and Masterpiece, and The Dresser, the RTS winning television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's acclaimed play starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins and directed by Richard Eyre for the BBC and Starz, The White Princess, a limited series for Starz drawn from the bestselling book by Philippa Gregory, Howards End, Academy Award-winner Kenneth Lonergan's adaptation of E.M. Forster's classic novel starring Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen and Tracey Ullman directed by Hettie Macdonald for the BBC and Starz, Little Women adapted by Heidi Thomas and starring Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury for the BBC and Masterpiece, and King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson and directed by Richard Eyre for the BBC and Amazon.
Playground's previous theatre productions on Broadway include: Nora Ephron's Tony-nominated Lucky Guy directed by George C. Wolfe starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated Casa Valentina directed by Joe Mantello, the Tony award-winning revival of musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jez Butterworth's The River directed by Ian Rickson starring Hugh Jackman, and Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's critically acclaimed groundbreaking production of Macbeth at The Park Avenue Armory in New York, and, in the West End, John Tiffany's The Glass Menagerie and Casey Nicholaw's Dreamgirls.
Playground, in partnership with Sonia Friedman Productions, is currently producing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End where it won a record-breaking 9 Olivier Awards, on Broadway where it won 6 Tony Awards, and in Melbourne where it recently opened to critical acclaim. Other current theatre productions include the Tony Award-winning best musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.
About New Pictures
New Pictures was established by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, and Willow Grylls in 2013 to produce high end television drama for all markets. In the first year of operation New Pictures produced two seasons of the critically acclaimed The Missing for BBC One and Starz, and Indian Summers for Channel 4 and WGBH.
Following that they went on to produce crime thriller series Rellik (6 x 60') for BBC One and Cinemax, and the supernatural drama Requiem (6 x 60') for BBC One and Netflix. New Pictures was the first UK production company to receive a Netflix Original commission with The Innocents which dropped in August 2018.
They are currently in post-�-production on 'Catherine The Great' starring Helen Mirren for Sky and HBO.
Between them the executive team have produced or commissioned over a thousand hours of award-�-winning drama for every major broadcaster, including Shameless, Elizabeth I (HBO), The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (HBO), Generation Kill (HBO), Skins (C4/MTV), Wild at Heart (ITV), Mad Dogs (Sky), The Missing (BBC/Starz).