Starz’s original miniseries The White Queen will take up residence at Amazon’s Prime Instant Video under a deal that makes the streaming service the exclusive home for the 10-parter in the U.S. A commercial and critical success, The White Queen marks the first deal of this kind between Amazon and Starz Digital Media in the domestic market. The series will, however, remain available for Starz to schedule on its channels and services.
The White Queen was originally commissioned by the BBC with Starz boarding in May 2013. It aired in the U.S. in August of that year and scored Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for best miniseries. It’s based on three historical novels from Philippa Gregory’s The Cousins War series: The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker’s Daughter. Max Irons, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, James Frain and Janet McTeer star. Colin Callender is executive producer.
The White Queen joins such Amazon Prime original series as multi-Golden Globe winning Transparent, and Mozart In The Jungle and Alpha House.