In the next couple of weeks Parajunkee.com will feature the new shows premiering this fall.
Fall 2013 – 2014 New Shows -> The White Queen
Release: SATURDAYS, Aug 10, 8/7c
PJV First Impressions: Competing with HBOs GAME OF THRONES and Showtimes THE BORGIAS, Starz releases it’s own far-reaching “royal” show and it looks delectably political and dramatic. Oh yeah, and there is the fact that Max Irons (The Host) plays King Edward IV. The story is based on what seems to be the true story of Elizabeth Woodville and the political upheaval of the War of the Roses period. There should be a lot of back-stabbing, battle scenes and sexy scenes. I think I counted at least 2 times where Max Irons appears shirtless in the trailer #swoon.
About (taken from starz.com):
The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.
The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.
The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down.
A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father’s power game – each woman vying for the crown.
The series stars Rebecca Ferguson (The Inspector and The Sea) as Elizabeth Woodville, Max Irons (The Host) as King Edward IV, Janet McTeer (Into the Storm) as Jacquetta Woodville, James Frain (Tron) as Lord Warwick, The Kingmaker and many others.More About Show