Richard Armitage Plans Prequel To The Tudors

Spooks star Richard Armitage is hoping to produce a new period drama about Richard III.

The British actor, soon to star in Sky 1's new drama Chris Ryan's Strike Back, says he's "trying to develop" a series that would follow the historically-based fictional show The Tudors, which ends in America this June.

Talking to, Armitage revealed: "I'm trying to develop something at the moment. It would be a prequel to The Tudors and it would probably be about 20 episodes."

"It's in very, very early days of development," he explained, adding: "I'm pitching and trundling around trying to raise interest in." He's certainly got our backing, does he have yours?

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A new look at the life of Richard III is long overdue. The project definitely has my backing.
I definitely support Mr Armitage's plans for RIII, a terrific story to be told (as long as he manages to find a place for himself in front as well as behind the camera lol).

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