AMC+ announced today its acquisition of Anne Boleyn, the historical-psychological thriller limited series starring Jodie Turner-Smith in the title role.
The three-part Anne Boleyn explores the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life from the eponymous Queen’s perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her. It depicts the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities, and her determination to be an equal among men.
Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Without Remorse) stars as Anne Boleyn. Costars include Emmy® and BAFTA® Awards nominee Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London) as George Boleyn, Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman; Mark Stanley (Criminal: UK, Game of Thrones) as King Henry VIII; and Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands) as Jane Seymour, Anne’s love rival.
The ensemble cast also features Barry Ward (White Lines, Des) as Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor; Jamael Westman (West End’s Hamilton) as Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother, Edward; Amanda Burton (Marcella, Silent Witness) as stoic governess Lady Anne Shelton; and Thalissa Teixeira (Ragdoll, Too Close) as Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin, Madge Shelton.
Said Courtney Thomasma, General Manager for AMC+:
“We are proud to add Anne Boleyn to our slate of AMC+ Original Series. Featuring a superb ensemble cast led by Jodie Turner-Smith‘s mesmerizing performance and a predominantly female creative team, this groundbreaking drama, told from the unique perspective of one of history’s most fascinating – and scrutinized – women, makes for a can’t-miss television event to end the year.”
And Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell, Creative Directors, Fable Pictures, stated:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with AMC – the home of many visionary shows that have inspired us over the years. Jodie Turner-Smith is mesmerizing as Anne Boleyn and we can’t wait for audiences to see her exploding the myths around one of England’s most notorious queens.”
A production of London-based and Sony Pictures Television (SPT)-backed Fable Pictures, the limited series is written by newcomer Eve Hedderwick Turner and directed by Lynsey Miller (Deadwater Fell, Doing Money, The Boy with the Topknot). Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell of Fable Pictures are the producers, and renowned historian Dan Jones serves as Executive Producer.
Anne Boleyn, an AMC+ Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, December 9, exclusively on AMC+. New episodes will debut on subsequent Thursdays.
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