PBS' 'Wolf Hall': 16th-century powerbroker makes his play

April 2, 2015 4:41 PM

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Sure, "Downton Abbey" is easy to love with its romance, high fashion and Ye Olde McMansion. But PBS' "Wolf Hall" boasts its own seductive strength, courtesy of a 16th-century powerbroker who would be at ease in "House of Cards" and the dashing English king he serves.

Drawn from Hilary Mantel's pair of award-winning historical novels that follow Thomas Cromwell as he maneuvers his way through the court of King Henry VIII, "Wolf Hall" stars acclaimed British stage actor Mark Rylance as Cromwell and Damian Lewis ("Homeland") as Henry.

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