The White Princess: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Well-acted and enlivened by its fresh perspective, The White Princess delivers more than enough intrigue to satisfy fans of period British royal court drama.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 16, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 23, 2017
3
Air date: Apr 30, 2017
4
Air date: May 7, 2017
5
Air date: May 14, 2017
6
Air date: May 21, 2017
7
Air date: May 28, 2017
8
Air date: Jun 4, 2017

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Season 1 of the historical fiction series based on a novel by Philippa Gregory follows the events that took place in the miniseries "The White Queen." After defeating Richard III, King Henry Tudor (Jacob Collins-Levy) marries Elizabeth of York (Jodie Comer) as a way to unify the kingdom; however, the two hate each other due to personal and political differences. As Henry tries to do what's good for his people and make the marriage work, "Lizzie" conspires with her mother Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis) to dethrone the Tudors. When Prince Arthur is born, his two parents find common ground and might decide to work together, much to the dismay of both their houses.

Cast

Michelle Fairley
as Lady Margaret Beaufort
Jodie Comer
as Princess Elizabeth
Amy Manson
as Lady Catherine Gordon
Essie Davis
as Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville
Jacob Collins-Levy
as King Henry VII
Rebecca Benson
as Margaret Plantagenet
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Critic Reviews for The White Princess Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

The White Princess is not historically accurate... But where it deviates, it does so creatively and in a way that proves the show really has something to say.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I was on the edge of my seat while watching the first few episodes, and I could watch Essie Davis and Michelle Fairley attempt to outmaneuver each other all day long.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you like British royal history dramas (and there are quite a few to choose from at this point), The White Princess will prove itself very entertaining.

Apr 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like Gregory's novels, the series excels in its authentic portrayal of its characters, particularly the women.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The costumes are amazing, the exposition dumps are impressively efficient, and while some of the interiors seem far too bright, at least they're not quite as blindingly lit as those of some other period dramas.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a soap opera in medieval robes with daytime-drama-style background music and the king's heavies storming houses shouting things such as: "I can smell the women!"

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I was on the edge of my seat while watching the first few episodes, and I could watch Essie Davis and Michelle Fairley attempt to outmaneuver each other all day long.

Apr 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series grounds itself in the journey of its titular heroine with a sharp understanding of a new queen's difficult, often precarious position.

Apr 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Some of the situations and characters have been tweaked for dramatic purposes. But the actual events of this story still have enough in play to make this a riveting watch.

Apr 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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In addition to taking the chattel's point of view in a world lopsidedly male, The White Princess is a tapestry of soap and backstage politics, with some really marvelous performances.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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