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‘The Hollow Crown’: First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch In Sequel

Wed, October 1, 2014 4:25pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
The Hollow Crown Benedict Cumberbatch Pic
Courtesy of BBC

So cool! Benedict Cumberbatch started filming his role as Richard III in BBC’s ‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses,’ and now we have the first photo from the network’s upcoming sequel series.

Big news for Hollow Crown fans! Along with the release of a new photo of Benedict Cumberbatch filming his role as Richard III in BBC’s upcoming sequel series, titled The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, it was revealed on Oct. 1 that Andrew Scott will star as King Louis.

‘The Hollow Crown’ Sequel — Benedict Cumberbatch In ‘The Wars Of The Rose’ Pic

The first look photo (seen above), shows Richard III sitting on a black horse in the forest. There aren’t many more details, but it’s an exciting image nonetheless!

Furthermore, Andrew Scott, who plays Benedict’s nemesis on BBC’s Sherlock, has joined the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter, alongside others including Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister and Jason Watkins.

The three-part series picks up after the events of 2012’s The Hollow Crown, which starred Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw.

The sequel series will conclude the dramatization of Shakespeare’s History Plays and air on PBS in the United States, however, a release date has not been revealed.

‘Hollow Crowns’ Director: Sequel Series Is An ‘Astonishing Story Of Life’

“After the critical and popular success of the first part of The Hollow Crown — and seven years after we very first suggested the idea to the BBC — I am delighted to announce the start of principal photography on the second half of this magnificent epic story,” director Sam Mendes said in a statement.

“Yet again we have assembled an amazing cast — led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, and Sophie Okonedo, amongst many others — under the direction of the hugely talented Dominic Cooke. I’m very excited indeed to see them all bring the rest of this astonishing story to life,” he added.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited for The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses? Do you love this photo?

— Chris Rogers

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