Apologies for the late reporting of this news, but The White Queen began on Super Channel in Canada on 6 September. You can watch the first episode online at their website if you missed it, or it is repeated at the following times:
Andrew Gower appears in episodes 9 and 10 as Lord Strange.
The Canadian pay TV channel Super Channel has extended its licensing deal with Starz in order to bring The White Queen to Canada, along with Andrew’s Monroe co-star Tom Riley’s Da Vinci’s Demons (which will begin tomorrow, 14 June). The air date for The White Queen has not yet been confirmed.
You can read more on the Hollywood Reporter.
Starts Sunday 16 June, 9pm, BBC One (10 August in the US)
This means Andrew’s character Lord Strange will appear in the week following 5 October in the US and 10 August in the UK.
EDIT – The White Queen Facebook page that has announced that the series will begin on Sunday 16 June has been confirmed by the BBC as an unofficial account. We will update when we have confirmed news.
It has previously been announced that the series will begin on Starz in the US on 10 August, meaning Andrew’s episode will air there on 12 October.
The Netherlands air date (on VRT) has yet to be announced.
We will announce the confirmed air date as soon as we get it.
Don’t be alarmed that Andrew’s name isn’t in the long cast list at the end – it’s mentioned within the main text!
The UK air date is still TBC; it will air in Starz in the US on 10 August.
Andrew is due to appear in episode 10, meaning we should see his episode at the end of August or start of September. We will post the air date as soon as it’s confirmed.
The DVD release date has also been changed to 12 August.
Even if the final episode airs the night before the DVD release, this puts episode one as airing by 26 May at the latest – although it’s unlikely to be the 26 as the BBC have confirmed episode one of Case Histories as airing 8.30pm – 10.00pm on BBC One on Sunday 19 May (so our previous air date prediction was incorrect).
More when we get it!
The Programme Highlights have been released up to and including week 20 (11 – 17 May) on the BBC Media Centre website; given that this programme will be fairly high profile we believe that the BBC would have included The White Queen in their highlights, so it is likely that it will air after that. Our guess is that it will take the time slot about to be released by The Village (concluding Sunday 5 May at 9pm), with the BAFTAs taking that slot in week 20.
So, our prediction, to be taken with a massive pinch of salt – Sunday 19 May at 9pm. Let’s see if we’re right!
The Starz website has also updated their The White Queen page, giving August 2013 as their airdate.
We will of course confirm as soon as we hear anything. In the meantime, here is the first trailer for The White Queen, released by Starz a few days ago.
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The Daily Mail have today reported that the air date of The White Queen, in which Andrew appears in episode 10 as Lord Strange, has been put back to July. It had originally been reported that the programme would air in the spring. The article also mentions that the US version (due to air on the Starz network) will feature slightly longer scenes.
You can read the article in full here. We will of course report here as soon as the air date is confirmed.
EDIT – writer Emma Frost has denied the story in the Daily Mail on Twitter, stating that the air date has not changed and will be announced soon.