Trailer: Wolf Hall

Wolf HallWheee! The BBC has released the first trailer for Tudor miniseries Wolf Hall, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel. The show stars Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as Henry VIII, and Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn. In the U.S., PBS will air the series on Masterpiece starting on April 5th. Can’t wait!

Call the Midwife Renewed + Masterpiece Premiere Dates: Granchester & Wolf Hall

Call the MidwifeWe’ve got a bunch of happy British TV adaptation news! First of all, Call the Midwife has been renewed for a fifth season by the BBC. No official word from PBS yet, but they’ll probably keep airing it. Season four production just wrapped recently. Season five will include a holiday special and will take the timeline of the show to 1961. Interesting!

And we’ve got two Masterpiece premiere dates: The miniseries based on Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall will premiere on PBS on April 5th. The Tudor story stars Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance. And mystery series Grantchester, starring James Norton, will come to PBS starting January 18th. The show is based on James Runcie’s Sidney Chambers mysteries and features a village vicar solving crimes in the 1950s. Anyone read the books yet? I’ll try to pick the first one up soon.

New Trailer: Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & JulietVia MTV, we have a new trailer for Julian Fellowes’s version of Romeo & Juliet, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, and more. It’s very pretty, but mostly just makes me want to shake the characters. You met two days ago! Not worth dying over! Ahem. Anyway. Here it is!

Romeo & Juliet in Theaters September 6th

Romeo & JulietGood news, Shakespeare fans: According to a Variety exclusive, Carlo Carlei’s big-screen adaptation of Romeo and Juliet will be distributed by Relativity and hit theaters on September 6th. It stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the ill-fated couple; the cast also includes Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, and Stellan Skarsgard. The script was written by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey.

Trailer: Romeo and Juliet

We’ve finally got our first trailer for this new version of Romeo and Juliet, which was adapted by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). It stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth, and the cast also includes Damian Lewis, Ed Westwick, Paul Giamatti, and Stellan Skarsgard, which is . . . quite a group. Thoughts?