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Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

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Wolf Hall is returning soon to PBS for its second and final season, and the first photos for the period drama have been released. The new season is subtitled Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light. Season one aired in 2015.

Based on Hilary Mantel’s trilogy of novels, the series follows the life of Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer who has risen from humble beginnings. It stars Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Jonathan Pryce, Kate Phillips, and Lilit Lesser. Season two will show the last four years of his life.

PBS revealed more about the return of the series in a press release.

“MASTERPIECE PBS and the BBC have revealed a first look at Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, based on the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s multi award-winning trilogy, as filming comes to a close.

The new pictures show Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, Kate Phillips as Jane Seymour, Lilit Lesser as Princess Mary, Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey, Harriet Walter as Lady Margaret Pole, Harry Melling as Thomas Wriothesley, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Rafe Sadler, Timothy Spall as the Duke of Norfolk, Alex Jennings as Stephen Gardiner and Charlie Rowe as Gregory Cromwell.

Reuniting the creative team from the BAFTA and Golden Globe winning first series, Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light is directed by seven-time BAFTA award winner Peter Kosminsky (The Undeclared War, The State), adapted for television by Academy award nominee Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frank) and produced by Colin Callender’s Playground (The Undeclared War, All Creatures Great and Small) and Company Pictures (Van Der Valk, Blood).

May, 1536. Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, is dead. As the axe drops, Thomas Cromwell emerges from the bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell, a man with only his wits to rely on, has no great family to back him, and no private army. Navigating the moral complexities that accompany the exercise of power in this brutal and bloody time, Cromwell is caught between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive. But in the wake of Henry VIII having executed his queen, no one is safe.

Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry’s regime to breaking point, Cromwell’s robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. All of England lies at his feet, ripe for innovation and religious reform. But as fortune’s wheel turns, Cromwell’s enemies are gathering in the shadows. The inevitable question remains: how long can anyone survive under Henry’s cruel and capricious gaze?

Eagerly awaited and years in the making, Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light will trace the final four years of Cromwell’s life, completing his journey from self-made man to the most feared, influential figure of his time. Cromwell is as complex as he is unforgettable: a politician and a fixer, a diplomat and a father, a man who both defied and defined his age.

Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light is a Playground and Company Pictures co- production for the BBC and MASTERPIECE. The series will be distributed internationally by Banijay Rights. The series is directed by Peter Kosminsky, adapted by Peter Straughan, and produced by Lisa Osborne. Executive Producers are Colin Callender and Noëlette Buckley for Playground, Peter Kosminsky, Lucy Richer for the BBC, and Susanne Simpson for MASTERPIECE.

The series will air on MASTERPIECE on PBS and be available to stream on the PBS App, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel and PBS.org.”

Additional photos for the series are below.

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

Wolf Hall TV Show on BBC: canceled or renewed?

(Photo: BBC)

What do you think? Are you a fan of this PBS period drama?



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