Get the first look at the newest Masterpiece mini-series, “Wolf Hall,” based on the novel by Hilary Mantel. Join us Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in The Clay Center Digital Dome theater (Charleston, WV.) You’ll get brief tour of the newly-renovated and updated planetarium projection system, and then settle in for an exclusive peek of this new hit series from across the pond.
The story follows the meteoric rise of a blacksmith’s son, Thomas Cromwell, in the court of Henry VIII, and will be begin April 5 at 10 p.m. on WVPB. Watch the trailer. Mark Rylance is Thomas Cromwell, a brutal blacksmith’s son who rises from the ashes ofpersonal disaster, and deftly picks his way through a court where ‘man is wolf to man.’
Damian Lewis is King Henry VIII, haunted by his brother’s premature death and obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell’s perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker –from humble beginnings and with an enigmatic past– who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII’s tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.