The Spanish Princess: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Spanish Princess

Critics Consensus

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.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Episodes

1
Air date: May 5, 2019
2
Air date: May 12, 2019
3
Air date: May 19, 2019
4
Air date: May 26, 2019
5
Air date: Jun 2, 2019
6
Air date: Jun 9, 2019
7
Air date: Jun 16, 2019
8
Air date: Jun 23, 2019

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Cast

Charlotte Hope
as Catherine
Nadia Parkes
as Rosa
Aaron Cobham
as Oviedo
Harriet Walter
as Margaret Beaufort
Laura Carmichael
as Margaret 'Maggie' Pole
Elliot Cowan
as King Henry
Alan Mckenna
as Richard Pole
Angus Imrie
as Prince Arthur
Alexandra Moen
as Queen Elizabeth
Georgie Henley
as Margaret 'Meg' Tudor
Ray Stevenson
as King James IV of Scotland
Sai Bennett
as Princess Mary
Andrew Buchan
as Sir Thomas More
Peter Egan
as General Howard
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Critic Reviews for The Spanish Princess Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

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

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

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…

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…

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