The Tudors is set to return for its second season tomorrow on Showtime and according to those in the know, it is set to keep you on the edge of your seat, similarly to a year ago.
The show is based around the life of Henry VIII, his six wives and the break with the Roman Catholic church. Some actors that play significant roles in the show are Natalie Dormer playing Anne Boleyn, Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing Henry VIII and Peter O’Toole playing Pope Paul III.
“Give me a sense of antiquity, by all means,” O’Toole said. “Give me a whiff of the period. But I worked with too many boring designers and boring directors who say, ‘But we didn’t have horseshoes in those days.’ Come on! As long as you don’t walk around in a pair of Bermuda shorts.”
Michael Hirst created the series, and has promised that the events will replicate an accurate portrayal of actual historical events.
“There’s a romantic nature to the period and the clothes and the glamour that’s historical,” said Robert Greenblatt, Showtime’s entertainment president. “But we’ve also positioned it in a way that feels very modern.. . . . We unabashedly call this a soap.”
The show is set to air at 9:00 PM tomorrow.