The premium cable network Starz has officially released the poster for their upcoming series, “The White Queen.” You can see the poster above.
No doubt jumping on the bandwagon of premium television shows featuring war and a long ago time period, “The White Queen” seems to be nipping at the heels of “Game of Thrones” fans everywhere. The series is described as follows:
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 White Queen” will premiere on Starz August 10th at 8pm ET/PT. Encore airings will follow at 9, 10, and 11pm. You can watch the series trailer below: