The queen is again, and he or she’s able to do battle. Starz has introduced a premiere date for the second season of The Spanish Princess. The community additionally revealed a brand new trailer for the historic drama, which reveals a pregnant Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope) main the English troops in a struggle towards the Scottish military. But whilst the brand new Queen of England assumes the function she believes is her future, there are many indicators that her life gained’t end up as she hopes.
‘The Spanish Princess’ Season 2 premieres Oct. 11
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Season 2 of The Spanish Princess begins Sunday, Oct. 11 on Starz. Season 1 targeted on younger Catherine’s efforts to safe her place on the English throne after her first husband, Prince Arthur, died shortly after their marriage ceremony. By season’s finish, she’d gained Prince Harry’s (Ruairi O’Connor) coronary heart and was about to turn into queen.
Despite the glad ending, there have been already hints of the mistrust and suspicion that may finally destroy the royal couple’s marriage. Though Catherine had steadfastly caught to the lie that she is a virgin, Henry appeared to suspect his bride wasn’t being fully trustworthy. Eventually, he’ll turn into satisfied their marriage is invalid, main him to interrupt with the Catholic church so he can divorce Catherine and marry one other girl.
Catherine of Aragon goes to battle
The action-packed trailer for the upcoming episodes of The Spanish Princess reveals these small cracks in Henry and Catherine’s relationship are about to turn into a lot deeper. When the season begins, the newly topped Henry VIII and his queen are in love and anticipating a baby. But their happiness doesn’t final. The child dies, Henry heads off to battle with France, and a pregnant Catherine — carrying some customized maternity armor — leads the English military towards Scotland in his absence. But all of Catherine’s energy is ineffective if she will be able to’t produce a male inheritor. By the trailer’s finish, she and her husband are at odds and he’s flirting with different ladies, maybe his future spouse, Anne Boleyn.
I want you’d be a spouse, as an alternative of a soldier,” Henry tells Catherine.
“Then I’d be someone else,” she replies.
Catherine’s battle to have a baby is on the coronary heart of season 2
Catherine and Henry’s failure to have a surviving male youngster is on the coronary heart of this season of The Spanish Princess.
“A huge part of this season is something that’s so rarely written about or portrayed on TV, which is a woman’s struggle, or a couple’s struggle, to have a child, and the absolute anguish that can cause,” showrunner Emma Frost informed Entertainment Weekly earlier this yr.
Catherine’s fertility points don’t simply drive a wedge between her and Henry. They additionally have an effect on her relationship together with her friend and lady-in-waiting (Stephanie Levi-John).
“Lina and Catherine’s relationship will come under pressure in the way that modern women’s relationships do sometimes when one person has something that the other person desperately wants,” Frost mentioned.
A brand new perspective on a well-known story
The sad finish of Catherine’s story is well-known. But Frost informed Elle she sees The Spanish Princess as casting the queen in a brand new, extra sympathetic mild.
“By the end we may find her as somebody we recognize from the history books,” she mentioned. But she added that she hopes the present will “transform everyone’s perception of who she was, what she achieved in her life, and what she stood for.”
The Spanish Princess Season 2 premieres Sunday, Oct. 11 at eight p.m. ET on Starz.