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'Wolf Hall' miniseries will come to PBS this April

The miniseries stars actor Mark Rylance as advisor Thomas Cromwell and 'Homeland' actor Damian Lewis as monarch King Henry VIII.

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The TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novel “Wolf Hall” will be coming to American TVs this spring. 

According to Deadline, the miniseries “Wolf Hall,” which stars Mark Rylance of the movie “Anonymous” as King Henry VIII’s minister Thomas Cromwell and “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis as the monarch, will air in the US on PBS in April. 

Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for “Wolf Hall” and then the 2012 Man Booker Prize for the next book in the series about Cromwell, “Bring Up the Bodies.” 

The series has also been adapted for the stage in the form of a pair of plays which opened in London’s West End. The two plays, titled “Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2,” will reportedly be coming to Broadway for previews beginning March 20 and will officially open on April 9. (The miniseries “Wolf Hall” is set to air beginning on April 5.)

Actors Lydia Leonard (who portrays the queen Anne Boleyn), Ben Miles (who plays Cromwell), and Nathaniel Parker (who plays Henry VIII) will be coming with the show to New York. Theatergoers can see both parts of the stage production of “Wolf Hall” in the same day, with a break in between, or attend on different days.

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