Tudors renewed for 3rd season

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Showtime taps ‘Tudors’ for 3rd season
By Kimberly Nordyke
April 22, 2008

Just a few weeks after its sophomore bow, Showtime’s “The Tudors” has gotten a third-season pickup.

Production will begin June 16 in Dublin, Ireland, with series star Jonathan Rhys Meyers set to return as King Henry VIII. The number of episodes has yet to be determined for Season 3, which will follow the king as he weds Jane Seymour (Anita Briem) and Anne of Cleves, but it’s scheduled for a 2009 premiere.

The news comes after Showtime recently reiterated its commitment to original programming. Following the news that the network would not be renewing its output deals with Viacom-owned Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM — which now will be launching a premium TV channel and VOD service in fall 2009 — Showtime is expected to invest some of the money earmarked for output deals into more original series. Along with “Tudors,” Showtime’s originals include “Dexter” and “Weeds.”

Showtime said Tuesday that “Tudors” is one of CBS Home Entertainment’s top-selling titles. Both the series and Rhys Meyers earned Golden Globe nominations this year.

” ‘The Tudors’ is now a fixture for us at Showtime, and we’re on our way to completing the entire saga of all six wives of Henry VIII,” Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt said.

“Tudors,” an Ireland-Canada co-production presented in association with Peach Arch Entertainment, is written by creator Michael Hirst, who also executive produces with Morgan O’Sullivan for Octagon Films, Benjamin Silverman and Teri Weinberg for Reveille Prods., Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Films and Sheila Hockin.

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  1. Darlene Benning says
    23 April 08 at 1:53pm

    Jonathan is doing an excellent job and is awsome to look at too.
    I hope to see more of him in up coming movies and series.

  2. jade says
    25 April 08 at 5:34am

    I agree he is an excellent Actor. He has so many films under his belt for one who is so young. He works hard and he delivers every time.

  3. 29 April 08 at 10:05am

    Awesome, love the Tudors!

  4. lynn says
    05 May 08 at 11:21pm

    hottest guy right now! i need to see more of him! he is so talented it’s sexy! natalie dormer is my hero!

  5. Alexandra says
    10 May 08 at 5:46pm

    I first saw Jonathan Rhys Myers when he played the young Elvis on television a few years ago and I was amazed! He was fantastic! I saw him in Matchpoint and then realized much later it was the same person. Now I absolutely love the Tudors! He is great in this. I look forward to the episodes and yes he is extreeemely sexy.

  6. shana simon says
    08 June 08 at 12:28am

    I watched one episode of the Tudors and I was hooked! I also saw august rush and his vocals blew me away he is extremely talented now everytime I see that his name on a movie I am compelled to watch it I can’t wait for season three of the Tudors

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