BBC poised to commission Wolf Hall series two

The BBC is ready to commission a series based on The Mirror and the Light, the third and final Thomas Cromwell book currently being written by Hilary Mantel

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If you’re enjoying BBC2’s wonderful Wolf Hall, you’ll be pleased to hear that there could well be more.

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Executive producer Colin Callender tells RadioTimes.com that the production team and actors Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis are “eager” to film the last book in the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light.

Author Hilary Mantel is currently writing the final instalment in the series, which will take us up to Thomas Cromwell’s demise on the chopping block.

“We are waiting for Hilary to deliver it, but everybody involved felt they were making something of substance,” Callender said. “Subject to everybody’s schedule I think they will want to come back.” The current series is set to end on 25 February.

Of course, there will be one exception.  

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“Claire Foy won’t be able to,” adds Callender with a chuckle. Foy, of course, plays Anne Boleyn…

Wolf Hall continues on BBC1 on Wednesday 11 February at 9pm