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FINALLY! Henry VIII Returns This Sunday, April 11, For The Season Premiere Of 'The Tudors!'

Thu, April 8, 2010 1:56pm EDT by 2 Comments
Courtesy of Showtime

Courtesy of Showtime

But it’s the beginning of the end! How do you feel about this being the FINAL season of The Tudors?

The return of The Tudors and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII is ALMOST here! The long awaited season four premieres this Sunday, April 11, at 9 p.m. ET, on Showtime … but, the beginning of a new season also means the END of a much loved show! Are you ready to say goodbye? has a sneak peek of the season premiere — so read only if you are DYING to know what happens!

From the start of this season, age appears to have severely changed Henry’s manner. He looks much older, and seems more concerned about his health, as well as the succession of the crown to his son. But he continues to manifest his youthful interests in women! “It’s about a year down the line since you last saw Henry with [wife] Katherine Howard (played by Tamzin Merchant, 23)” Jonathan says of his character.

But despite being married to such a young queen, “you can see the illness in his leg, the syphilis, and the several other diseases he has, are starting to take control of his mind. He’s starting to age a lot quicker. The pressure and the stress is aging him as well,” Jonathan explains.

Could this mean that death is in the air for the “notorious” king? Despite the Henry’s infamous history for his multiple marriages and countless character flaws, we’ve grown to love him and this show  … especially the scenes where Jonathan rips of his shirt!

So, what are we going to do when when this season is over?

Jonathan says the most important thing Henry ever did with his life: “He gave [England] Elizabeth, who I think is the most monumental monarch.” And the fact that Elizabeth’s character is so young on the show could suggest that Showtime may be thinking about carrying on The Tudors legend with a follow up series based on her! Which would be great!

Would you watch a follow-up show? Vote below and watch a sneak preview of the final season of The Tudors!

– Lindsey DiMattina