Philippa Gregory

Starz joins BBC for Howard’s End

Starz has come on board the BBC adaptation of Howard’s End and the pair will coproduce the TV adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel. Starz will also sell the series internationally. The US premium cable net and the UK pubcaster have a history of working together, having teamed for Da Vinci’s Demons, Torchwood and The […]

Starz to follow White Queen with White Princess

Starz has greenlit The White Princess, a follow-up to its successful War of the Roses period drama The White Queen (pictured). Like its forbear, The White Princess will be based on a Philippa Gregory novel set in the Tudor period, and be produced by All3Media backed producer Company Pictures. The White Queen writer Emma Frost […]

Amazon buys The White Queen

Amazon has taken exclusive US streaming rights to period drama The White Queen. The series will be made available on the Prime Instant Video service in the US and Amazon has snagged exclusive US streaming rights. The show is produced by UK prodco Company Pictures for premium cable net Starz in the US and the […]

Shooting Starz

Starz has built a solid slate of original programmes in recent years with the Spartacus franchise a cornerstone. As that comes to an end the cable network is looking at ordering more contemporary stories as well as sci-fi to sit alongside its high-end historical drama. Managing director Carmi Zlotnik tells TBI about the original programming […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: The White Queen

The White Queen has a built-in fan base given the Philippa Gregory books upon which it is based were best-sellers in the UK and made it to second in The New York Times best-seller list. The ten-part drama will debut on the BBC in the UK and then on premium US cable network Starz, whose […]

Starz’ White Queen to be crowned at MIPTV

Starz will launch and screen its original period drama The White Queen at MIPTV. The series is a produced by All3Media’s Company Pictures with the US cable network Starz and UK public broadcaster the BBC. It will debut on Starz this autumn and Starz Worldwide Distribution has international rights ex-the UK and Benelux region. It […]