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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Drama acquire 'The White Princess' starring Jodie Comer.

UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, today announced it has acquired The White Princess and that will air on Drama.

The epic historical drama stars Jodie Comer  (Doctor Foster, Thirteen), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones).

A fragile peace is achieved when former king, Richard III, is defeated at the Battle of Bosworth. The victor, Henry Tudor, soon to be King Henry VII (Jacob Collins-Levy), is married to Elizabeth (Jodie Comer) – a princess from a rival house and Richard III’s former lover.

With her sister, Cecily of York (Suki Waterhouse), Elizabeth matches wits and wills with Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley), King Henry VII's mother. They each manoeuvre to gain his trust. Meanwhile Lizzie's mother, Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis), struggles with rumours that her long-lost son Prince Richard (Ned Elliot) is alive. Elizabeth is forced to choose between her new Tudor husband and the boy who could be her own blood and the rightful York King.

The White Princess premiered in the US on STARZ to critical acclaim and averaged 4.8 million multiplatform viewers per episode.

The White Princess is helmed by returning Showrunner and Writer Emma Frost (The White Queen, The Man in the High Castle, Shameless)

UKTV’s general manager of Drama, Adrian Wills, said: “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with Lionsgate. This gripping series, told from the perspective of three noblewomen waging an ongoing battle for the throne, has a superb cast and fantastic production talent. Its high end production values and incredible storytelling make The White Princess a fantastic addition to Drama’s growing slate of new and exclusive shows.” 

The White Princess premieres as a double bill on Saturday 11 November, from 9pm new and exclusive to Drama and will be available to watch via UKTV Play. 

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