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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses trailer



The BBC have released a trailer for The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses. This is a three-part follow-up to the critically acclaimed Shakespeare miniseries, The Hollow Crown, that was based on Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II.

This War of the Roses is based on Henry VI: Part 1 and Part 2 and Richard III. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III, Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret, Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York, Tom Sturridge as Henry VI, Andrew Scott as King Louis XI, Keeley Hawes as Queen Elizabeth, Hugh Bonneville as Gloucester, Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot, and many more.

Directed by award-winning theatre director Dominic Cook‎e, it will premiere on BBC TWO on Saturday 7th May. For those of you in the US it will feature on PBS.



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