The period drama series “Wolf Hall,” which will originally run on BBC Two in the United Kingdom in early 2015, will be airing on PBS in the United States by April. The announcement came as the broadcast network released its upcoming schedule for its winter and spring season. Read on for more details about this news story.
The six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel of the same name will star Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, the advisor to King Henry VIII. The latter role will be played by “Homeland” star Damian Lewis and will also feature Claire Foy as Queen Anne Boleyn, Joanne Whalley as Catherine of Aragon, Mark Gatiss as Stephen Gardiner, Anton Lesser as Sir Thomas More and Jonathan Pryce as Thomas Wolsey.
The story is a fictionalized historical account of the rise of Cromwell in King Henry’s court. The novel has earned various awards for Mantel in the literary field.
According to the CS Monitor, the PBS broadcast will begin its run on Sunday, April 5, 2015, while the BBC Two broadcast run has yet to be confirmed.
PBS also announced that the stars of “Wolf Hall” will be participating in a press panel for the spring event organized by the Television Critics Association. Expected to grace the panel would be Lewis and Rylance, the show’s two lead stars.
“Wolf Hall” was first commissioned to go in production as early as 2012, and by the fall of 2013, its cast was completed. Filming started by the summer of 2014 in Bruges and Somerset in United Kingdom.
The show, which was written by Peter Straughan and directed by Peter Kosminsky, has about 102 cast members.
Check out the latest photos from the “Wolf Hall” set as posted on Radio Times.
“Wolf Hall” has also been adapted on stage at London’s West End and will soon be running on Broadway in New York and is also slated in the spring.
And these are the details about “Wolf Hall,” which will be coming to the U.S. via PBS in April 2015. Viewers from United Kingdom will get to watch it a few weeks ahead on BBC Two.
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