Showtime Picks Up Fourth And Final Season Of ‘The Tudors'
Series will return in Spring 2010
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/13/2009 12:44:28 PM
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers reign as King Henry VIII will end in 2010. Showtime has picked up a fourth and final season of drama The Tudors.
The series will return to the network for its final bow in Spring 2010, with production slated to begin this June in Dublin, Ireland.
"I'm thrilled to complete the saga of Henry VIII as reconceived by Michael Hirst," said Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime, announcing the move. "He and Jonathan Rhys Meyers have breathed new life into the costume drama by making it both modern in sensibility but also faithful to history. I think we proved that even after 500 years this is a great story."
At a press event last year Greenblatt said that an end date for the series was likely to be set at some point, joking that they were running out of wives to feature on the show.
When it concludes next year, series creator Michael Hirst will have single-handedly written all 38 episodes of The Tudors.
I'm not too surprised only 1 more season, 3 wives to cover but, henry is geting older. They should be able to wrap it up. After Ann of Cleves, there are 2 Katherines, one dies soon. It gets a bit complicated after that, Henry's son Edward dies around 12 yrs, and Seymours and another family try to put another couple on the throne bypassing Mary and Elizabeth.
Then Mary marries Phillip of Spain,brings the inquisition to England. Dies childless, hence Elizabeth-one of England's greatest Monarchs.
V gilbert - 7/18/2009 1:03:06 PM EDT
Lynn Donovan - 7/2/2009 11:18:08 AM EDT
I always thought the show would have ended with the crowning of Elizabeth, (there are many movies depicting her life story so no need to continue beyond the coronation). If they wanted to end with Henry's last wife, they should have named the show Henry Tudor.
Shelley Jordan - 6/8/2009 8:56:44 AM EDT
Why quit with Henry, after all the series is title "THE Tudors." Give a fifth and six season for the reigns of Edward, Lady Jane and Mary (we have had enough of Elizabeth!).
Robert Shobe - 5/10/2009 9:03:28 PM EDT
yes and they will feature in the 4th and final season as it said in the article there will be a 4th season.
marnie long - 4/30/2009 9:17:50 AM EDT
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