Coming soon to Showtime will be a series I’ve looked forward to for some time–The Tudors. As a high school English teacher, I find the subject matter absolutely fascinating. I’m sure it will drive me and my more diligent students into all kinds of research. I especially do hope that my college students will watch the show. The preview information on the Tudor site says this of the series:
Lover. Warrior. Rebel. King. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Henry VIII as never seen before. THE TUDORS is the epic new Showtime Original Series that reveals the scandalous life of the stunning young monarch, who ruled his kingdom with ruthless abandon. With a lust for power and an appetite for love, Henry’s affair with Anne Boleyn – and obsession with producing a male heir – changed the institution of marriage, and the world, forever. THE TUDORS is the untold story of Henry VIII, the beloved tyrant whose reign was marked by treachery, betrayal and intrigue.
Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers is King Henry VIII
Starring: Sam Neill, Callum Blue, Henry Cavill, Henry Czerny, Natalie Dormer and Jeremy Northam
I plan on watching every episode, and will comment on them on this blog. If you want to see pics, go to this link: http://assets.m80im.com/webmasters/thetudors/thetudors.html#about
If you’d like to see a good preview video, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w0aNWHLUOU