BBC: no sequel for 'White Queen' Author: Colin Clapson

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Mon 26/08/2013 - 11:24 Colin Clapson The British public broadcaster BBC has quashed rumour that the costume drama series 'The White Queen' will get a sequel. The series that related the history of the War of the Roses was largely filmed in Bruges in Belgium and starred Flemish actress Veerle Baetens.

Rumours about a second series had been rife, but the BBC has now let it be known that there was never any intention of producing a sequel.

'The White Queen' was not a hit. The series was attacked by many viewers who went to great pains to detect historical inaccuracies and the presence of items that didn't exist in the 15th century when the series was set.

'The White Queen' is based on Philippa Gregory's novel 'The Cousin's War'. It focuses in on the story of three forceful women motivated by power. The story is set against the backdrop of the War of the Roses in which the Houses of Lancaster and York opposed each other and that ended when Henry Tudor became king.

Veerle Baetens stars as Margaret of Anjou, the wife of Henry VI. Joren Seldeslachts, Jurgen Delnaet, Elsa Houben, Ben Forceville and Ben Van den Heuvel are among the other Flemish stars to feature in the series.

VRT viewers still have something to look forward to. The broadcaster is still to broadcast the series.

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