'The White Queen' Draws In 5.3 Million Viewers, Is Your New Obsession

It's been months since we've been upstairs or downstairs at Downton Abbey. And thanks to Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch's big-screen stardom, we have no idea when we'll be able to see Sherlock again. But those of you who are in bloody withdrawal, good news: It seems we have a new British series to obsess over.

At least, millions of people already are. The White Queen, starring Rebecca Ferguson as Queen Elizabeth, drew in a whopping 5.3 million viewers for BBC. The drama, which is based on Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War series and centers on rivals vying for the throne (sound familiar?), delivered lower numbers than Sherlock and Ripper Street. But The White Queen's still spells a successful future for Starz, which will premiere the series Aug. 10. And considering the network said goodbye to Spartacus: War of the Damned, they'll be looking for a new hit.

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