AMC+ recently released a sneak peek clip of Jodie Turner-Smith as the titular character in Anne Boleyn, which will make its US debut on Thursday, Dec. 9th.
The three-part miniseries explores Boleyn’s life from her perspective, “as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.” In episode one, entitled “Too Close to the Sun,” Anne is pregnant and convinced she is carrying a male heir of her husband King Henry VIII, who has set his sights on one of Anne’s ladies in waiting, Jane Seymour. In the sneak peek, Anne runs interference between Henry and Seymour and demonstrates her power as Queen.
According to AMC+, “Anne Boleyn depicts the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpacking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities, and her determination to be an equal among men.”
The ensemble cast includes Emmy and BAFTA Award nominated Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London, I May Destroy You) as Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn, Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones, Criminal: UK) as Henry VIII, and Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands, Dating Amber) as Anne’s love rival, Jane Seymour. The series also stars Barry Ward (Des, White Lines) as King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor, Thomas Cromwell; Jamael Westman (West End’s Hamilton) as Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother Edward; Amanda Burton(Marcella, Silent Witness) as stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton; and Thalissa Teixeira (Ragdoll, Too Close) as Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton.
Newcomer Eve Hedderick Turner wrote Anne Boleyn, which was filmed on location in Yorkshire and directed by Lynsey Miller (Deadwater Fell, The Boy With The Topknot).
The premiere episode lands on AMC+ on Dec. 9th and the two remaining episodes will be available for streaming on consecutive Thursdays. Watch the trailer of Anne Boleyn here.