Equal parts sexy, scandalous and engrossing, this historically tinged drama finally gives us a fleshed-out version of Catherine of Aragon, one of the most infamous characters in the royal archives.
For too long, Catherine’s story has traditionally been told through the eyes of those around her, framed as the scorned first wife of King Henry VIII who was cast aside in favour of his new royal bride, Anne Boleyn.
But there’s so much more to Catherine’s story than just how it ends.
The Spanish Princess series is based on the best-selling novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory, and stars Game of Thrones actress Charlotte Hope as Catherine of Aragon.
Part One of the Stan series followed Catherine from her days as the teenage princess of Spain who grew up knowing no other goal than eventually securing the English throne.
Take a look at the trailer for The Spanish Princess Part Two which premieres Sunday, October 11 only on Stan.
In a twisted tale of royal power plays and deception, Catherine marries Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), the firstborn son of the King and Queen of England, whom she has been promised to since she was a child.
But less than five months after their wedding, Arthur becomes ill and dies, leaving Catherine apparently locked out of the royal family.
Until, of course, she hatches a plot to to preserve Spain’s alliance with England and establish herself on the British throne. She makes the court believe the marriage was never consummated, setting her sights on marrying her dead husband's younger brother, Prince Henry (Ruairi O’Connor).
The Spanish Princess Part Two, which premieres on Stan Sunday, October 11, picks the story up with Catherine in a powerful but highly precarious position.
After a tumultuous love story, facing a court who didn't want her on the throne and careful plotting that took place in Part One, Catherine has now secured her place as Queen of England.