The second and final series of Wolf Hall, subtitled The Mirror and the Light, is to begin filming shortly, the BBC has confirmed.
The first series adapted the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which semi-fictionalised the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell. Coming from nothing, Cromwell rapidly found a political foothold in the court of King Henry VIII, as well as a score of enemies.
Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light is named after the third novel in Mantel’s trilogy, covering the last four years of Cromwell’s life. With Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy) executed, Henry finds happiness in his third marriage, this time tying the knot with Jane Seymour (Kate Phillips).
Things are less rosy for Cromwell, who must contend with a range of foes, armed only with his wits. Whether it’s rebellion in England or the threat of invasion from abroad, no-one is safe.
The second series of Wolf Hall reunites Mark Rylance (Dunkirk), playing Thomas Cromwell, with Damian Lewis (Billions), as Henry VIII. Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) also returns to reprise his role as Cardinal Wolsey.
The six-part drama will be available on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK.
More information, including new and returning cast, is to be revealed in due time