Overview

The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays.

The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II (treated as one film in two parts in the series) and Henry V.

The Second Season is subtitled "The Wars of the Roses" as a reference to its scope. It is based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI: Part I, Henry VI: Part II, Henry VI: Part III (treated as two films in the series) and Richard III.

Top Billed Cast

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Richard III

  2. Tom Sturridge

    Tom Sturridge

    Henry VI

  3. Sophie Okonedo

    Sophie Okonedo

    Margaret of Anjou

  4. Hugh Bonneville

    Hugh Bonneville

    Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester

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The Wars of the Roses

2016 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of The Hollow Crown premiered on May 7, 2016.

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Status Returning Series

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 114m, 132m

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