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Anne Boleyn: Trailer Drops For Channel 5's New Drama Starring Jodie Turner Smith

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Anne Boleyn: Trailer Drops For Channel 5's New Drama Starring Jodie Turner Smith

A trailer has just dropped for Channel 5's new series, Anne Boleyn.

As the name suggests, the drama centres around King Henry VIII's second wife, who (spoiler alert) he famously beheaded.

Check out the clip below:

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Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner Smith is taking up the part of Boleyn in the three-part psychological thriller, which subverts history by telling the story from her perspective, rather than that of the King's.

The series also explores Anne's struggle to stay alive in her final months, while also battling to secure a future for her daughter within the powerful patriarchal society which is closing in around her.

Anne Boleyn will depict the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities and her determination to be an equal among men.

The historic story is going to be retold through Anne Boleyn's eyes (Credit: Channel 5)
The historic story is going to be retold through Anne Boleyn's eyes (Credit: Channel 5)
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Alongside Turner Smith, the cast also includes Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London) as Anne's brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn, Mark Stanley (White House Farm) as Henry VIII, one of the most famous Kings in British history, and Lola Petticrew (Dating Amber) as Anne's love rival (and the King's eventual third wife) Jane Seymour.

Barry Ward (White Lines, Des) is King Henry VIII's closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman (West End's Hamilton) is Jane Seymour's ambitious brother Edward and Amanda Burton (White House Fam, Silent Witness) is stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton.

The cast also includes Thalissa Teixeira (Two Weeks to Live, Trigonometry) as Anne's loyal confidante and cousin, Madge Shelton.

Anne Boleyn was beheaded in the Tower of London (Credit: Wikimedia)
Anne Boleyn was beheaded in the Tower of London (Credit: Wikimedia)
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In case you need a reminder of the history behind the series, Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII.

She was beheaded at the Tower of London on 19th May 1536 after being found guilty of charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king.

Newcomer Eve Hedderwick Turner has written the three-part mini-series, directed by Lynsey Miller, while Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell are producing.

Channel 5 has teased that the series is coming soon, we'll update you on an air date as soon as we know more.

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