First trailer for Anne Boleyn drama teases love triangles, revenge and brutal execution

First trailer for Anne Boleyn drama teases love triangles, revenge and brutal execution

THE first trailer for Channel 5's Anne Boleyn drama teases love triangles, revenge and a brutal execution.

Jodie Turner-Smith takes on the titular regal role for the new three-part psychological thriller.

The drama will explore the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life from the eponymous Queen’s perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.

Anne has always been portrayed in the history books as a scheming seductress who bewitched King Henry VIII into marrying her before sleeping with his best friend – and her own brother.

However, the story from her perspective has never been told and the series will take viewers inside the Queen's mind at some of the most pivotal moments in her life.

Anne openly dares to see herself as the King’s equal and she sees a future in which her daughter could rule, despite the fact the King is furious when he discovers she hasn't bore him a son as he shouts: "You promised me sons!"




She refuses to fall in line, a dangerous attribute in the Tudor court which is a competitive world riddled with misogyny and machismo.

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 ensemble cast includes Paapa Essiedu as Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn, while Mark Stanley plays Henry VIII.

Lola Petticrew plays Anne’s love rival, Jane Seymour, who is seen exchanging glances with the King at a banquet, something that doesn't go unnoticed by the Queen.

In another scene she shares a kiss with her husband before recoiling and saying: "You smell of her."

Anne is also seen pleading not guilty to treason as well as her final moments before her execution as she says in a voiceover: "Fear can be fuel, let you fear drive you to be bigger, louder. The sky itself will not limit you."

The cast also includes Barry Ward as King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman as Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother Edward, Amanda Burton as stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton, and Thalissa Teixeira as Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton.

Anne Boleyn is coming soon to Channel 5.

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