Preview photos of Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light as filming wraps

The BBC and MASTERPIECE PBS have revealed a first look at the long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall,  Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, based on the final novel in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning trilogy.

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell

Who is back for The Mirror and the Light?

The series has assembled a stellar cast.  The new pictures show the return of Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII, Kate Phillips as Jane Seymour, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Rafe Sadler, Lilit Lesser as Princess Mary, and Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey.

Harriet Walter will join as Lady Margaret Pole, Harry Melling as Thomas Wriothesley, and Timothy Spall as the Duke of Norfolk.

Kate Philips as Jane Seymour


Thomas Brodie Sangster as Rafe Sadler

What is it all about?

The series takes up in May 1536 after the death of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell emerges from the carnage to continue his ascent to power and wealth, while his tyrannical master, Henry, makes another attempt at wedded bliss with his third queen, Jane Seymour.

Cromwell is caught between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive. But in the aftermath of the execution of Henry VIII’s queen, he knows that no one is safe.

All of England lies at Cromwell’s feet, ready to be exploited, developed, and reformed, but fate has other plans, and Cromwell’s enemies are gathering in the shadows.

The question remains: how long can Cromwell survive under Henry’s cruel and capricious reign?

Lilit Lesser as Princess Mary

The six-part series will air on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK and further information will be announced in due course. Series one is available to watch on BBC iPlayer in the UK and on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in the US and is available from Banijay Rights.

Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Wolsey