Genres: Drama, History, Romance
Release: 01 April 2007 (TV Series of 4 seasons, 38 episodes total)
Studios: Peace Arch Entertainment Group; Showtime Networks
Creator: Michael Hirst
Henry Cavill plays: Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk
Other stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Frain, Natalie Dormer, Sarah Bolger, Sam Neill
The Tudors is a Canadian-produced historical fiction television series filmed in Ireland, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime.
This costume drama features England's splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathan Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal's advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background, gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several members of the royal court and chancery. This includes Henry's friend and his sister Margaret's true love Charles Brandon (portrayed by Henry Cavill), the Habsburg ambassadors, greedy and power-hungry schemers, their incidental victims and composer Thomas Tallis...
The Tudors: Season 1 Trailers