There’s a New Edward in Town! What?
OK, couldn’t resist that one! This Edward is even older than 113 (is my math right) in fact, Edward IV has been dead for quite a few centuries but is being revived for the adaptation of Phillippa Gregory’s novel, The White Queen which comes to our screens later this summer. Of course, there’s a tenuous link to Twilight in the actor playing Edward, Max Irons who starred in Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood and most recently in Stephenie Meyer’s The Host! Here’s the blurby stuff and the very sexy trailer . . .
Set against the backdrop of the War of the Roses, The White Queen is a major new 10-hour adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s vivid bestselling historical novel series, The Cousin’s War, for BBC One.
The White Queen is the thrilling story of the women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne – they are some of the most ruthless players in history and will stop at nothing to support their own causes and those of the ones they love.
The White Queen is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different, yet equally driven, women in their quest for power as they manipulate behind the scenes of history – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.
The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England – it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.
Read more over at THE BBC