The BBC’s drama controller has confirmed plans to turn the final part of Hilary Mantel’s trilogy into a TV series.
Hilary Mantel has cast Ben Miles to narrate the audiobooks of her Wolf Hall trilogy, revealing he helped shape the final part, The Mirror and the Light.
It feels like we’ve been waiting for the final part of Hilary Mantel’s Tudor trilogy for almost as long as we’ve been waiting for George RR Martin to decide who’s going to sit on the Iron Throne (the book may differ from the TV series…)
But at long last, The Mirror & The Light finally has a release date.
ITV kicks off the year with the return of Broadchurch. Will we all be as hooked again? We’ll have to wait and see.
Also in the New Year, The Voice returns to BBC1 with Rita Ora replacing Kylie Minogue in the judges chair.
Kylie was such a hit last year, can Rita emulate her success? And can the show ever launch a successful pop star?
There are some great dramas due on our screens in 2015. I’m really excited for the BBC’s adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall.
It stars Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis as Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. The books are fantastic and I’m really intrigued to see if the TV version will be the same.
The BBC are also turning to classic literature for a new adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Paul Dano, Lily James and James Norton will star in the series which will be shown as six one hour episodes. Filming hasn’t started yet so I expect it’ll be on screens towards the end of 2015.
And finally, you’ll have to forgive me for this, but I am already excited about the return of Sherlock!
Filming on the special one-off episode begins on January 6 with three new episodes due to be made later in the year, I suspect getting Martin and Benedict at the same time is probably pretty tough these days.
Anyway as Moriarty would say ‘did you miss me?’ Yes!!