Wolf Hall Season 2

Mark Rylance to reprise his role as Thomas Cromwell is still unknown

Not expected before 2021

THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT

 

 

The BBC will adapt Hilary Mantel’s upcoming novel The Mirror and the Light as a sequel to 2015’s Golden Globe-winning mini-series Wolf Hall, Director of Content Charlotte Moore has confirmed to Radio Times.

The hotly-anticipated historical novel will be published in March next year, and is the final part of the trilogy following Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up the Bodies (2012).

Director Peter Kosminsky used the first two novels as the basis for his critically-acclaimed six-part Tudor drama, which starred Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, Anton Lesser as Sir Thomas More and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn.

The story follows Cromwell’s rise to power and his mission to free the King of his second wife.
The Mirror and the Light will be published on 5th March 2020, eight years after the previous installment. It is expected to cover the last few years of Cromwell’s life, from Anne Boleyn’s death to his own execution in 1540.

The Spanish Princess (more photos)

 
PHOTOS FROM ENGLISH COURT
We continue with the First Look exclusives that Entertainment Weekly has published in their latest issue with new photos from Starz’ epic drama THE SPANISH PRINCESS which will probably hit the small screens sometime next spring. One of the photos reveals Charlotte Hope as Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon as she arrives to England with her entourage in order to marry prince Arthur, Henry VIII’s (Ruairi O’Connor) brother. The secondphoto shows Laura Carmichael as Maggie Pole. Elliot Cowan will play the King of England! Among the characters there will also be a black woman who served as Catherine’s lady-in-waiting for 24 years.

1ST ‘ALL IS TRUE’ TRAILER

KENNETH BRANAGH FILM WITH JUDI DENCH, IAN MCKELLEN
1st trailer has been released for Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare drama ALL IS TRUE which also stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen! The story

The movie will get a limited week long release in December ahead of the awards season but will get official release date in 2019
is set in 1613 when Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the

The movie is getting limited December release ahead of the awards race
ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son

Judi Dench already starred with Kenneth in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale
Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is forced to examine his own failings

Isn’t Sir Ian McKellen lovely as Lord Southampton?
as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Sir Ian McKellen is his patron, the Earl of

Directed by Branagh, the movie was written by Black Adder’s Ben Elton
Southampton. Official movie release is set for February but it will play in selected theatres before Christmas ahead of Oscars nomination race.

 

 

 

 

Medici: The Magnificent

NETFLIX RELEASES 1ST TRAILER FOR MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT EPIC TV SERIES WITH DANIEL SHARMAN, BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN, SARAH PARISH, RAOUL BOVA, JULIAN SANDS! 3RD SEASON IN WORKS

 ‘MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT’    c.1470
TRAILER FOR NETFLIX EPIC SAGA

Netflix has released for the second season of Medici: Masters of Florence epic TV series,

Medici should start soon on Netflix!

this time titled MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT which already aired in Italy, but will air on Netflix soon too! It sees Daniel Sharmanplaying Cosimo’s grandson Lorenzo De Medici who is now taking over the family’s business.

  THE ART OF REVO- LUTION
1470. Medici’s family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo  (Daniel Sharman) is called to take his father’s place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management

Sarah Parish, Danial Sharman and Bradley James as the Medicis!

from them. As new head of Medici’s family he has to take care of his brother Giuliano (Bradley James) and his sister Bianca (Aurora Ruffino). He

The third season is already shooting in Rome!

marries Clarice Orsini (Synnove Karlsen), a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli (Sebastian de Souza) gives life to Renaissance.

Synnove Karlsen plays Lorenzo’s wife Clarice Orsini

His conflict with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its history, the Pazzi conspiracy.

THE CAST ALSO INCLUDES

 Bradley James as Lorenzo’s brother Giuliano De Medici, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV,  Julian Sands as Piero De Medici, Sarah Parish as

Bradley James and Daniel Sharman as the Medici brothers

Lorenzo’s and Giuliano’s mother Lucrezia De Medici, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo De Pazzi, Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati and others.

3RD SEASON IN WORKS!
Canadian director Christian Duguay is already helming the third season MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT PART II in Rome with Francesco

Alessandra Mastronardi is Lorenzo’s love interest Lucrezia Donati

Montanari joining the cast as radical preacher Girolamo Savonarola, who became leader of Florence after the Medici family’s overthrow in 1494.

Sean Bean as Medici’s enemy Jacopo de Pazzi with his sons!

Lorenzo De Medici has now become a man who will have to fight against his demons and defend Florence from new internal and external threats! He will

Francesco Montanari is playing Girolamo Savonarola in the third season

find himself clashing more and more with the rising discontent of the people, who find their inspiration in the figure of Savonarola!

Medici (2) – The Magnificent

2ND SEASON TRAILER REVEALED!

You probably remember that your spy’s favourite epic series last year was Medici: Masters of Florence! The first season was absolutely magnificent and it seems the second one could be, at least its name says so, the same: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENTis ready to start airing on Italian national broadcaster RAI October 23rd and we can hope it will air its English language version sometime this winter on NetflixUnlike the first season which followed Cosimo Medici in the amazing performance of Richard Madden, this one will focus on his grandsons Lorenzo, played by Daniel Sharman, and his brother Giuliano, played by Bradley James. The cast will also include Sarah Parish as their mother Lucrezia, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo de’ Pazzi, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV, Sebastian de Souza as Sandro Botticelli and Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati!

MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT
has the story set in 1470. Medici’s family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo is called to take his father’s place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management from them. As new head of Medici’s family, he has to take care of his brother Giuliano and his sister Bianca. He marries Clarice Orsini, a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli gives life to Renaissance. His contrast with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its History, the Pazzi conspiracy.
The second season starts October 23rd in Italy
Sarah Parish, Daniel Sharman and Bradley James are the Medicis

 

Netflix will air the English version probably this winter!

https://youtu.be/mmXUbS4L68I

The Spanish Princess

STARZ REVEALS FULL CAST!   8 episodes
Charlotte Hope will be Catherine of Aragon!

I‘ve already told you before that after the success of The White Princess, which was probably one of the best epic series last year, Starz is making THE SPANISH PRINCESS sequel series also based on Philippa Gregory‘s books, and now they’ve announced the cast too led by Charlotte Hopeand our dear Elliot Cowan!

 

THE TUDOR SAGA
Continuing the saga of the Tudor dynasty, it will be a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen

Alicia Boracherro, Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen will rule the courts

uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.

ELLIOT COWAN RULES THE COURT

In the focus of it all is Charlotte Hope as young Catherine of Aragon! Promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), Catherine is the source of curiosity, resentment and suspicion among

Olly Rix, Richard Pepper and Philip Cumbus will hunk up the cast!

her new family; the formidable Margaret Beaufort (Harriet Walter), Arthur’s guardian Margaret (Maggie) Pole (Laura Carmichael),   Arthur’s charismatic brother Prince Harry who will become King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor), his sister Margaret (Meg) Tudor (Georgie Henley), their father

Alan McKenna, Jordan Renzo and Aaron Cobham!

King Henry Tudor (Elliot Cowan) and mother Queen Elizabeth (Alexandra Moen). Philip Cumbus will play famous Thomas Wolsey. When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of

Angus Imrie, Laura Carmichael and Georgie Henley!

enemies both abroad and closer to home. Catherine’s ladies will be played by Nadia Parkes, as Rosa, and Stephanie Levi John, as Lina de Cardonnes! Aaron Cobham will play a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo. Alan McKenna will be Tudor noble Richard Pole with Richard Pepper as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire! Our dear Olly Rix will play Edward Stafford and

Stephanie Levi John, Ruairi O’Connor and Harriet Walter.

Jordan Renzo will be Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira will be De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Spanish star Alicia Borrachero! PS in other news from the period set TV series front, The Durrells is getting the fourth season, and there are rumours that Lord of the Rings series at Amazon might focus on young Aragorn, prince of Gondor!

Mary Queen of Scots (Epic) New images

Photo updates from some of our most anticipated 2018 period set projects this Saturday, people! The spy has found a few new photos from MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which arrives (or possibly rides as you can see in one of  the photos) into theatres this September starring two current Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as English queen Elizabeth depicted at the time when the Scottish queen plotted against her cousin Elizabeth in order to take over her throne which only led to her own demise.

Notice the intricate details on Mary’s gown!
 Releases USA November 02, 2018

Filming Locations

Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK
Derbyshire, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
UK
London, England, UK
Glencoe, Highland, Scotland, UK
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(studio)
Mary Queen of Scots riding a horse in a magnificent blue gown
Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands

Jack LowdenDavid Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!