This show is a sequel to the BBC/Starz The White Queen as this tells the story of the Queen’s daughter and how she is put into a predicament to help seal a truce by marrying King Henry in order to end the war.
In the first episode, we see the women of York looked down upon as they are the enemy to the King’s family and a tension between both Henry and “Lizzie” as they both do not want to marry each other.
Lizzie (Comer) is not a typical princess as she is strong and holds her own values high up not allowing herself to be bossed by anyone unless her life depends on it. She is sassy, brave, and possesses the power to overcome any obstacle that comes her way.
We see as the tensions rise between Lady Margaret (Fairley) and the Queen’s mother (Essie Davis) boil up as two women are hungry for power and do not want to give in to the other. There was even a surprising scene of “dark magic” being played out as the Queen’s mother plays with Margaret’s head.
The first episode really shines a bad light on King Henry (Collins-Levy), but as Lizzie’s sister Cecily played by Suki Waterhouse tries to snatch her man, he shows loyalty to Lizzie, which can foreshadow his true personality. That maybe Lizzie will come to love.