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Ovation Acquires Acclaimed Drama ‘The Tudors’

A Total of 38 Episodes Were Produced

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.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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