Tudors back for a second season!
“The Tudors” has been renewed for a second season! Production for season two will start in May, again filming in Dublin and of course Jonathan will be back to portray Henry VIII.
Showtime is firming up plans for 2008, giving an early renewal to just-launched drama “The Tudors” and greenlighting production on a new Tracey Ullman skein…
As for “The Tudors,” the production is the most expensive series in Showtime’s history, though a big chunk of the skein’s production costs are offset by the sale of international rights. Net will produce 10 episodes for next season, with creator Michael Hirst once again penning all segs.
Greenblatt said the skein “is right on brand for Showtime.”
“Michael Hirst has done a masterful job turning history into relevant and entertaining drama,” he added, calling the next chapter of the saga “even more compelling” than the current season.
Production on season two will begin next month in Dublin, with Peace Arch and Ben Silverman’s Reveille producing.
Second season will document the marriage of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, the birth of daughter Elizabeth, the Reformation and (spoiler alert!) the beheading of Boleyn. Jonathan Rhys Meyers will return as star of the skein.
“Tudors” roared out of the gate in the ratings April 1, giving Showtime its highest-rated premiere night in three years. Show took a dip in week two, but Showtime insiders said cume numbers for this week’s replays have the skein quickly making up ground in terms of overall viewership.
Thanks to Sheila for sharing this exciting news!