Wolf Hall Season 2

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

Not expected before 2021




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.