Disney has released the trailer for the brand new British original series, “Shardlake”, which is based on the internationally popular Tudor murder mystery novels by C.J. Sansom, “Shardlake”

This four-part drama series is based on the first novel in Sansom’s series, and is an eerie whodunnit adventure set in 16th-century England during the dissolution of the monasteries. Shardlake’s sheltered life as a lawyer is turned upside down when Cromwell instructs him to investigate the murder of one of his commissioners at a monastery in the remote town of Scarnsea.

The commissioner was gathering evidence to close the monastery, and it is now imperative for Cromwell’s own political survival that Shardlake both solves the murder and closes the monastery. He leaves Shardlake in no doubt that failure is not an option. Cromwell insists that he is accompanied by cocky, good-looking Jack Barak, and Shardlake is left unsure whether Barak is an assistant or Cromwell’s spy. At Scarnsea, the duo are met with hostility, suspicion and paranoia by the monks who fear for their future and will seemingly stop at nothing to preserve their order.

Check out the “Shardlake” trailer below:

The show stars Arthur Hughes (“The Innocents”, “Then Barbara Met Alan”) in the main role of Matthew Shardlake, with Sean Bean (“Time”, “Game of Thrones”), playing the role of Thomas Cromwell.

Anthony Boyle (“Masters of the Air”, “Tetris”) also joins the cast as Jack Barak alongside Babou Ceesay (“Wolfe”, “Damilola”) as Abbot Fabian, Paul Kaye (“The Stranger”, “Game of Thrones”) as Brother Jerome and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis (“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”, “Becoming Elizabeth”) as Alice.

This new series also stars Peter Firth as Norfolk, Matthew Steer as Goodhap, Brian Vernel as Brother Mortimus, Irfan Shamji as Brother Guy, David Pearse as Brother Edwig, Miles Barrow as Brother Gabriel, Mike Noble as Bugge and Kimberley Nixon as Joan.

“Shardlake” is written by Stephen Butchard (“Baghdad Central”, “The Last Kingdom”). The series is executive produced by George Ormond and Mark Pybus for The Forge, Stevie Lee for Runaway Fridge, and Lee Mason for Disney+ EMEA. Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) is on board to direct the series with John Griffin as producer.

The series will be released as a Disney+ Original around the world, though no other release details have been announced. It’s also likely that this series will be released as a Hulu Original on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States.

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