Starz has released the official poster for new series “The White Queen,” premiering August 10th at 8pm ET/PT, followed by encore airings of the episode at 9, 10 & 11pm. The show is described as follows:
The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.
The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.
The House of Yorks young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick The Kingmaker. But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwicks plan to control the throne comes crashing down.
A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her fathers power game – each woman vying for the crown.
Click on the poster for a larger version and you can check out a series overview video underneath: