It’s been revealed this week that hugely successful British television drama series Wolf Hall – which aired in the UK back in January – received a staggering 4.4 million viewers for its USA television premiere on April 5th.
The Masterpiece miniseries, an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, stars MARK RYLANCE in a masterful performance as the powerful historical figure Thomas Cromwell, brilliant enigmatic confidante to King Henry VIII, as he maneuvers the corridors of power at the Tudor Court. Damian Lewis plays the charismatic and unpredictably brutal Henry VIII and HH clients NATASHA LITTLE, EMMA HIDDLESTON and LUCY RUSSELL also star as Elizabeth Cromwell, Meg More and Lady Shelton, respectively.
Wolf Hall is currently airing in the States on PBS on Sunday nights, concluding this coming weekend. It has garnered some of the strongest reviews of any program this year and, in addition to broadcast television stats, there have been more than 1 million full-episode streams of Wolf Hall to date across all PBS and station digital platforms, according to Google Analytics, April 6-29, 2015.
With overwhelmingly positive critical reviews across the board, the show has proved to be a huge success on both sides of the Atlantic. If you live Stateside, don’t miss the series finale on Sunday night!