Excellent news for Shakespeare fans! Popular series The Hollow Crown is getting a sequel, of sorts! The original four-part miniseries adapted four of Shakespeare’s history plays – Richard II, Henry IV, Part One, Henry IV, Part Two and Henry V – into a single chronological narrative. This second set of history plays – which doesn’t actually have a name yet – will feature adaptations of Richard III and Henry VI (filmed in two parts, instead of three).
These productions will reunite the creative team from Neal Street Productions, including director Sam Mendes, who were behind the original BAFTA-winning Hollow Crown films. Dominic Cooke, former Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, will direct all three new installments.
“The critical and audience reaction to The Hollow Crown series set the bar high for Shakespeare on screen,” said executive producer Pippa Harris. “Neal Street is delighted to be making the concluding part of this great History cycle.”