The new show, Wolf Hall, will air on PBS and the BBC.
The TV series is a six-part adaptation. Mark Rylance, who plays Thomas Cromwell, said the adaptation is “ingenious and faithful.”
Wolf Hall will feature Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will also feature David Bradley as Norfolk, Richard Dillane as the Duke of Suffolk, and Claire Foy as Anne Boley. The series is directed by Peter Kosminsky and written by Peter Straughan.
Wolf Hall is a story based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning best-seller about the intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII. Mantel said, “And there’s nothing like watching a live show that’s different every night for reminding you that these were living, breathing human beings. They’re not paper constructs. They’re not the fabrications of historians – they’re flesh and blood,” according to the Associated Press.
The program will be on the air next year on PBS in the United States and the BBC in Britain.