The Spanish Princess: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Spanish Princess

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The Spanish Princess blends soapy melodrama with beautifully rendered historical set-pieces to paint a rounder -- if still not fully realized -- portrait of an often overlooked queen.



Critic Ratings: 12


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User Ratings: 24

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Air date: May 5, 2019

Catherine of Aragon arrives in England to wed Prince Arthur, heir to the English throne, in a marriage contract intended to forge an alliance between the two nations.

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Air date: May 12, 2019

Catherine is one step closer to the English throne with her marriage to Arthur, but must navigate the challenges of a new relationship and a new court.

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Air date: May 19, 2019

Catherine stays determined to become England's future Queen and makes plans to marry Prince Harry. Lizzie has a troubling premonition following a complicated labor.

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Air date: May 26, 2019

Henry shocks the family by announcing his intention to honor his wife's dying wish while the nation mourns Lizzie's passing and Catherine works to secure her marriage to Harry.

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Air date: Jun 2, 2019

Catherine is faced with a dilemma, marry King Henry Tudor and immediately become Queen of England or find a way to refuse and hold out for Harry.

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Air date: Jun 9, 2019

The English throne seems within Catherine's reach, but an unfortunate twist of fate means that her future now lies in the hands of her unstable older sister.

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Air date: Jun 16, 2019

The whole country is suffering, Catherine is barely recognizable as the "Spanish Princess" and Maggie is destitute, but Catherine is determined not to abandon her destiny.

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Air date: Jun 23, 2019

The Tudor family is hit by a tragedy, endangering the fate of England.

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Cast & Crew

Charlotte Hope
Catherine of Aragon
Richard Pepper
Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire
Harriet Walter
Margaret Beaufort
Elliot Cowan
King Henry Tudor
Stuart McNeil
Henry's Personal Guard
Ruairi O'Connor
Prince Harry Tudor
Jordan Renzo
Charlie Brandon
Olly Rix
Edward Stafford
Emma Frost
Executive Producer
Lisa Clarke
Matthew Graham
Executive Producer
Colin Callender
Executive Producer
Scott Huff
Executive Producer
Charlie Hampton
Executive Producer
Charlie Pattinson
Executive Producer
Andrea Dewsbery
Elyse Dolbec
Associate Producer
Maja Zamojda
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Critic Reviews for The Spanish Princess Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

The Spanish Princess just doesn't add up for anybody.

May 6, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Arthur and Catherine wanted to bring Camelot back to England, and while we know historically that Catherine won't be able to achieve that halcyon desire in the Tudor court, The Spanish Princess wonderfully makes us want to follow her wherever she leads.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's well cast, handsomely produced and based on novels by Philippa Gregory. Good popcorn-munching fun.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The Spanish Princess is the ideal period soap, dexterously and intelligently balancing the webby intrigue of 16th century court life with the dewy eroticism of a classic melodrama. There's no guilt here. Just pleasure.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Try as it might, it can't help slipping back into the story we already know, and although the result is still entertaining, it's also less original than I might've hoped.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's an elegant and powerful tribute to a queen who's all too often been defined by the gluttony of her husband but whose influence changed the very fabric of England.

May 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Lovely and lavishly made, it's a bit thin on character development.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Spanish Princess lacks a strong protagonist and manipulates historical facts in favor of an outlandish plot. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a pleasure, despite all the wild inaccuracies, to see a period drama that took the time and attention to develop its Black female lead-that she was treated with respect, dignity, and grace by the writers.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

This sexy, spellbinding follow-up to The White Queen and The White Princess finally gives the charismatic and cunning Catherine her due and provides some much-needed royal herstory.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The mark of a good historical drama is whether it has anything relevant to say to modern viewers, and this sensitive series has relevance in spades.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Spanish Princess isn't high art, but it is a high-spirited romance dripping in elegance. Intoxicating, ravishing, and fun, it's a welcome escape trimmed with gold.

May 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Spanish Princess: Season 1

  • Mar 05, 2021
    This show isn't very historically accurate but that's ok because it doesn't pretend to be. It's entertaining with some great characters, particularly Margaret Beaufort and Maggie Pole. I've seen people complaining about the inclusion of Lena being pandering but she was based on a real person. In reality she was a personal slave of Catherine rather than her lady in waiting. Catherine was highly unlikeable unfortunately, very deceitful and selfish. Charlotte Hope can't do a very good Spanish accent either.
  • Jan 18, 2021
    I wanted to like this series. I love historical dramas. This one doesn't stick to history. I love Catherine of Aragon, and this isn't even close to doing her justice. I find Charlotte Hope's voice unpleasant, but her fake Spanish accent is intolerable. It's weird, and in no reality does it sound Spanish. I don't know what the casting director was thinking. I can't make it through season 2. I could give it three stars as a fictional period drama, if Charlotte Hope wasn't in it.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    The show would be amazing except for the bad acting of the star character, the queen. Her bad Spanish accent and over acting is annoying. Otherwise, the story lines, plotting and conniving are suspenseful, even for those that already know the history of Catherine, Queen of England. Because of the bad acting, I couldn't wait for end lol
  • Dec 22, 2020
    Terrible Pretends to be historically accurate but its pure fantasy.
  • Dec 04, 2020
    Seems like a big stretch to use the word historical to describe this. Opening seen, princess on the front lines of a battle field in a dress.... why not own up to what this is, put her in high heels and have her round kick all the moors out of Spain.
  • Nov 29, 2020
    The best drama show on tv why cancel it so soon Damn it !
  • Nov 20, 2020
    The series improves from one star to two in season two, but the accents in Season One are so bad they pull you away from the drama.
  • Nov 01, 2020
    Great cast, historically accurate, amazing costumes! It's a must see! Loved The Tudors as well, though few historical details are more accurate in The Spanish Princess!
  • May 19, 2019
    I saw the first 2 episodes and so far its dry and not very interesting. I will try a few more episodes to see if it gets better but as for now its really hard to stay awake during an episode, very slow and not very gripping.
  • May 10, 2019
    I really enjoyed it.I suggest watching it if you like romantic shows.I can tell it is going to be a long beautiful series.

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