Ovation TV, the network dedicated to arts and cultural programs, has acquired distribution rights to all four seasons of drama “The Tudors,” which it its 2007 to 2010 run on Showtime produced 38 episodes. A chronicle of the early years in the reign of England’s King Henry VIII from 1520 to 1530, when he divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, the series stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Roots”), Henry Cavill (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Sarah Bolger (“Agent Carter,” :Into the Badlands”) and Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”).
“With the upcoming Ovation TV premiere of Versailles, we wanted to program another smart, sexy series to whet everyone’s appetite for binge-worthy costume drama and The Tudors fits the bill,” said Scott Woodward, EVP of Programming and Production, Ovation. “This series is another fantastic example of artful storytelling, coupled with exquisite production values, costume and set design and outstanding performances. Fans of this series can relive all the grandeur and drama again on Ovation TV, and then discover a whole new TV obsession when Versailles premieres on October 1.”
“The Tudors” is produced by Peace Arch and TM Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Showtime Networks. The acquisition by Ovation comes as a precursor to the arrival of Canal Plus drama “Versailles” on Oct. 1.